DEGARD – Painter of Auras
DEGARD’s paintings are a visual description of consciousness. Degard sees a consciousness around people and things; she calls this energy ‘Conscious Aura’
Degard is a pioneering British ‘Painter of Auras’, writer, researcher, curator and founder of the genre Contemporary Visionary.
Degard has exhibited extensively with recent exhibitions, Quintessence of Consciousness at The Royal College of Art, and a solo show at Museum Alzubair, Oman and Saatchi Art. She has hosted regular talks ‘Art with…’, at the Royal Society of Art, where she is a Fellow. She is working alongside Anxiety UK to bring Art into mental health and also with Astropolitics to bring Art into space!
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. She is completing her doctorate 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, Drip : Still Lifes (link above)
‘ 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.