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Debbie Stovell - A Cornish perspective

Born in Coventry I came to Cornwall to start my first Teaching Post  in Fowey School in 1981at the age of Twenty one. I now live between Truro and Redruth with my husband and retired from teaching in September 2018.


I took up painting in 2006 after attending an evening class in life drawing. Other than that, my training is limited to an  'A' level in Art gained at school.  I have been painting ever since and moved from my small garden studio in June 2020 after Lockdown restrictions were lifted, to my spacious two -roomed Open Studio near Portreath.


I believe I was given a God given talent and I have a duty to use it and share it with others to give them pleasure. The scenery on my doorstep never fails to inspire and my appreciation of everything alive and vibrant has to be captured in my Art. I love people and places that move my heart. Simple! That's it in a nutshell.

I use Oils on canvas, paper and board using palette knife and brush. As a legacy from my hectic teaching life, I work from photos taken on walks and cycle rides. I do however have two styles where 'The Eden Series' reflects my imagination and influence of the incredible Eden Project.

I am able to offer Lessons for beginners and Mentoring for Intermediate level. I am a retired Secondary School Teacher with teaching experience spanning forty years. I  believe a desire to paint is all you need; leave the Teaching to me!

If you are interested in any of my work or would like to discuss a commission, please do contact me. You are welcome to visit the Studio or request a private appointment. For opening times please check this website and Facebook as they change with seasons and of course Covid. If passing and the gates are open, just come in for a chat, ( I am likely to be painting). I am happy to discuss commissions with you if you prefer a really special treat for yourself or anyone  else.




Tregenna Castle Hotel , St Ives Cornwall March 2009

The Lane Gallery Truro , Cornwall May 2009- April2010

The River Street cafe,Truro Museum May - June 2010

Trelawney Entrance, Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro July-September2010

The Link Corridor Royal Cornwall Hospital April-June 2011

The National Trust shop , Truro May-July 2011

Epiphany House , Cornwall November 2012

The Square Gallery, St Mawes , Cornwall 2013

Blackwater Village Hall, Cornwall 2018

Coast Cornwall Canvas , Roskilly’s St Kevrne, Cornwall April 2019

Open Studios Cornwall 2019

15 New Bond Street , Bath July 1st - July 28th 2019


Unit 6 , New Portreath Road, Bridge, Nr Portreath, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4QL

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