Degard says “It all started when I ‘saw’ a blue square around the chest of a man who I discovered had just had triple by-pass surgery. I suddenly understood what these flashes of light were; they were his Aura, his conscious energy. The square indicated surgical human impact, the colour blue- healing – I could see the experience of the whole operation in his energies.”
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, The Power of Things, Drip : Still Lifes and Quintessence of Consciousness at The Royal College of Art both created during the 2020-21 lockdown. She held a solo show at Museum Al Zubair, Oman 2020 and is represented by the award winning Laura I Gallery, London, The Lookout, Aldeburgh and work can be bought on Artsy and Saatchi Art.
Degard has hosted talks on Art, at the Royal Society of Arts where she is a Fellow and The Royal College of Art. She is working alongside Anxiety UK to bring art into mental health. Degard also works alongside The Astropolitics Institute. She 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 completing her doctorate in Fine Art in London.
Degard’s work joins a long history into the study of consciousness, perception and cognition studies with her visionary experiences; as exemplified by Susan Hiller to Kandinsky, Hilma af Klimt to William Blake. Degard’s work takes this mystical, modern, yet socio- political genre into a contemporary context.
Molly Hackney, writer of The Medium’s Medium exhibited 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 and The Lookout, Aldeburgh.
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