Degard is a pioneering British ‘Painter of Auras’. Degard is a visionary artist, writer, researcher, curator and founder of the genre Contemporary Visionary. Degard sees auras, sees traces of people and animals. She can intuit through her art spirit portraits of those people who are long gone.
Degard in an effort to highlight the immense value of visionary art and artists has developed and curates shows at The Visionary Brit Museum www.visionarybritmuseum.co.uk
Degard is also doing a Doctorate in Fine Art on the Visionary in Art.
Degard’s Art joins a long history into the study of consciousness, perception, cognition studies interwoven with visionary experience;
Degard’s work aligns with visionary artists such as Susan Hiller, Kandinsky, Hilma af Klint and William Blake. Degard’s Art brings this visionary and mystical genre, into a contemporary, socio-political context.
Molly Hackney, writer of The Medium’s Medium (written for an exhibition at Frieze, London 2019) says of Degard’s latest exhibition, The Power of Things, Drip : Still Lifes https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=HgyLejEty25
‘The canvases at Drip enchant the viewer with this glimpse into spirit connection. It is her choice of objects that give this exhibition such magnetism.’
Degard graduated from The Royal College of Art. She received awards from the Alan Davie Foundation.