Debbie New


Debbie is a Capetonian artist based in Dubai. She studied art throughout senior school and went on to study drawing and painting under Kami Brodie at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town. She works in acrylics, ceramics and pencil.

Pencil portraiture is a common theme throughout her work, whether it's a portrait of a person, an insect, an animal or her range of animal skulls, for which she has become known. Portraiture, by its very nature, offers the artist an indulgent stillness and a solitude, but she feels that its beauty is in its ability to instil the same quietude in the viewer viewing it as in the artist rendering it.