Degard is a pioneering British ‘Painter of Auras’: a visionary artist, writer, researcher, curator and founder of the genre Contemporary Visionary and owner of The Visionary Brit Museum www.visionarybritmuseum.co.uk . Degard permanently exhibits in The Visionary Brit Museum.
The Visionary Brit Museum is a red telephone box outside of the British Museum which hosts Visionary art exhibitions exclusively. The Visionary Brit Museum is the smallest gallery in London.
DEGARD’s paintings are a visual description of consciousness. Degard sees a consciousness around people and things; she calls this energy a conscious Aura and all her paintings are titled as Aura Conscious’.
Degard has exhibited extensively with recent exhibitions, Aura II at Brook Street Gallery opposite Claridge’s, London, Quintessence of Consciousness at The Royal College of Art, solo show at Museum Al Zubair, Oman and Saatchi Art. She has hosted and arranged talks ‘Art with…’, at the Royal Society of Art, where she is a Fellow. Degard works alongside Anxiety UK to bring Art into mental health. Degard has recently published a paper with The Astropolitics Institute ‘Space and Art’.
Degard has written four books, is a committee member of The Colour Group and a fellow of The Galileo Commission for the Scientific and Medical Network. Degard is working on her doctorate ‘An Exploration of the Visionary in Art’ in Fine Art in London.
Degard’s Art joins a long history into the study of consciousness, perception, cognition studies interwoven with visionary experience; as exemplified by visionary artists, Susan Hiller to Kandinsky, Hilma af Klint to 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
‘ 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.