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Featured Artist: Debbie Chessell

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a host of captivating visual portraits when passing the Isle of Wight’s premier art shop: ‘Forget Me Not’. Astoundingly it turned out to be the work of a 17 year-old.

Debbie Chessell - June Artist 2Debbie Chessell is, it transpires, not only a fantastic painter, but also a talented photographer and designer. For those reasons I was ecstatic when she agreed to be the featured artist for June.

Subjects range from political figures such as Rosa Parks to musician Jack Johnson, the sultry Marilyn Monroe and even Isle of Wight based professional body piercer, Emma Melson.

So, enough waffle from me – take a look at the gallery below! All contact details for the artist are at the bottom of the page.


Take a look at Debbie’s website or Tumblr, where you can get in contact and gain further information.




Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.