Deborah Schenck art prints and posters

Deborah Schenck

Deborah started life in Devon, before moving to Staffordshire where she studied photography, followed by an apprenticeship as a film editor with the BBC in Manchester. She believes the greatest influence on her life was when her great-uncle George gave her an old Hasselblad Polaroid camera while she was at college – with it she has won several awards for her work.

Her expertise as a photographer has enabled her to develop an unusual technique whereby a Polaroid image is transferred to watercolour paper or other media such as old letters or even raw plaster and wood. She frequently uses split background imagery with its balance of ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ to give greater depth to her work.

She is greatly influenced by the colours and shapes in the natural surroundings of gardens, and is passionate about travel – particularly the Indian subcontinent with its vibrant and exotic colours. Cobbled lanes and pebble beaches now provide much of the inspiration behind her work since she returned to her Devonian roots.

Deborah’s work has been widely exhibited over the past decade, including solo exhibitions at the Broome Street Gallery, the Photographic Gallery in New York and several local exhibitions during a year in France. Her images can also be found on cards, furnishing fabrics and even handbags!

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