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Debra Pickering

Unlike some artists, I only discovered art when I was 30 years old. I went to adult classes and discovered art and that I could draw. I went onto Uni to graduate as a graphic designer.

After working for 15 years in various graphic design companies, I actually worked as a Horticulturist (Tafe Trained). It is amazing how being an artist helps in horticulture. The colours, the shapes and styles.

After 11 years I then went back to art and started Art Classes Brisbane here in The Gap. That was 11 years ago. I just love teaching art to my students!! It is so rewarding and I have also made so many friends and met so many lovely people.

I have drawn & painted for 30 years, entering local and interstate art competitions. I have sold quite a few paintings over the years and hopefully improved my style and technique.

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We asked Debra: 
"What role does the artist have in society?"

Informing, educating, providing a fun, relaxed form of entertainment.  

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