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, Quintessence of Consciousness at The Royal College of Art and a solo show at Museum Al Zubair, Oman and Saatchi Art. Degard has hosted talks on Art, at the Royal Society of Arts 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! 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, 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 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