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Debbie Taylor-Kerman

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Debbie Taylor-Kerman is a Scottish artist who came to New York City to work as a textile designer in 1991. She fell in love with the city and her husband Elliott, and they moved to Harlem where they raised their two sons and still reside. During the pandemic, Debbie finally decided to pursue her dream of painting fine art full time, and left her successful commercial art career of more than three decades. Debbie’s art is now in private collections throughout the United States and around the world.


I need to find hope in this fragile and divided world by creating the beauty of diversity. I believe it's critical for everyone to feel seen and to feel hope that we can coexist in peace. I create abstract figurative art by using a multitude of tools to build a substantial history of abstract paint and collage, from where my figures can emerge. While adjusting the measure of abstract versus figurative, I'm constantly asking myself the question, what needs to be said and what needs to be left unsaid. I don't want to tell the whole story. Creating a dynamic composition for initial impact is key to capturing viewers’ attention, by first making them stop and look, then enticing them to stay and discover the subtlety within the paintings. Just like life, there is more to us than what initially meets the eye. My art conveys how our diversity is what makes us beautiful, that we are all connected regardless of our differences, and that we need to spend time discovering the “whole picture”.


Four Woman Show - Perry Lawson Gallery, Nyack, NY Oct 4 - Nov 17, 2024

Group Show - AiR Studio Gallery, Westerly RI July 21 - Sep 28, 2024

Pretty Pink Abstracts - Group Show at Art Gotham, NYC May - June 2024

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn - May 2024

Women in the Heights - Women of Substance - Dress 

Juried Show Curated by Andrea Arroyo  -  March-May 2024

Artist Open Studio - Nov 2023

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn - Nov 2023

We’re Outside - Outdoor Group Exhibition in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, Curated by Fable Jones - August 2023 

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn - May 2023

Women in the Heights - Women of Substance - Past, Present, Future - Juried Show Curated by Andrea Arroyo  -  May-July 2023


Art Juice Podcast - Artist Feature Interview July 2023 

Aatonau - Artist Feature June 2023

Tap Into Your Creativity with Sandra Felemovicius Youtube - Artist Feature Interview June 2023

The Flying Fruit Bowl - Artist Feature tbd August 2023

No Brush Required Youtube - Artist Feature Interview Nov 2022


St Martins School of Art - Foundation Course 1984-85

Liverpool School of Art - BA Hons Degree in Printed Textiles 1985-88

Creative Visionary Program - Four consecutive years of a 3 month online Fine Art painting class lead by artist Nicholas Wilton 2019-2022

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