However, I must just mention 'Veilism'! ...


‘Veilism’ …

I love to ‘hide’ things in my paintings .. it encourages viewers to look more deeply into the work and initiates conversation. Sometimes it can be related to the piece, sometimes not (just because I can!). It’s great to see reactions!

Most paintings that are labelled ‘mixed media’ will have some form of ‘Veilism’. Enjoy finding the sunflowers made of lemon tarts, the boat made of tomatoes, and the green forks - to name but a few!!

Remember, you heard it here first!

Journal on hold ...


Journal on hold …

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, but I keep forgetting to update this! So, if you want to see progress on my paintings or find out more about events, the best way to do this is follow me on facebook @ Debbie Cassels Artist.

A Pleasant Surprise

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A lady contacted me having fleetingly viewed my work at the Hebcelt Festival. Having children in tow meant she didn’t have time to browse, so a private viewing was arranged. We then both had time to chat over what she liked best and why, and she chose a Callanish Stones painting complete with Harris tweed to remind her of home.

A win win afternoon!

Latest Commission



Being asked to do a commission is such an honour. But also very scary. Rather than pleasing your own eye, suddenly your creation has to be everything that the customer wants. Luckily, in this case, my ‘old’ friend was able to clearly define the style, mood, and pallete of what she wanted. Still, nerve racking when finished and presented.

Thankfully, she loved it!

Breathtaking Loch Tay



What a beautiful location to spend a month in Residency. We set up our gallery flags and directions and received visitors who truly engaged in the creative process. A well received demo to Fearnan Art Club, and one-to-one art classes put the icing on the cake. We made some very special friends, met visitors from all round the world, and received fabulous feedback. I took the opportunity to develop my bleach on ink techniques, which you can view in the Animals gallery.

Many thanks to the community of Tombreck and beyond who made us feel so welcome.

Just back from the Hebcelt Festival



A wonderful weekend in Stornoway! It was a challenge hanging paintings in a windy marquee on a slope, but well worth the effort to receive such lovely appreciative feedback. What an atmosphere … painting outdoors, surrounded by music, people of all ages, and the circus!




Absolutely delighted to have this new website to showcase my creations, and to let you know when I'm exhibiting and where. If you like what you see, please do get in touch via the Contact Me page.

Little Paintings Make Hansel Grow


Friday 2nd March to Sunday 4th March 2018: Murdoch House, Hansel

I am delighted to support Hansel again this year, with 'Dancer'. 

The tenth 'Little Paintings' art event, showcasing some of Scotland's finest artists, will be held again at Murdoch House on the Broadmeadows Estate at Hansel from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2018.

Gallery 2, Kilmarnock


72 John Finnieston Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1BS

I have a few pieces showing at this lovely gallery. It has originals, prints, and a great selection of gifts.

Save the Children Annual Ayrshire Art Exhibiton & Sale 2017

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Sunday 22nd October to Saturday 18th November 2017: The Maclaurin Art Gallery

After many years of Millie, she is taking a back seat this year at the exhibition... but look out, she is there in miniature form!

This year's competition is 'Ayrshire Image'.  I have entered a collage piece of Dunure Harbour which I loved creating. Lots of wee surprises in it. 

Pop in if you can, it's a great exhibition, for a great charity.

Summer 2017


Various 'Pop -Up' Locations throughout Ayrshire, and Dumfries and Galloway

I shall be out and about exhibiting my work and contributing to open studios events.

Little Paintings Make Hansel Grow

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Friday 10th March to Sunday 12th March 2017: Murdoch House, Hansel

I am delighted to support Hansel again this year, with 'Fishface'.


The ninth 'Little Paintings' art event, showcasing some of Scotland's finest artists, will be held again at Murdoch House on the Broadmeadows Estate at Hansel from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March 2017. 

This highly acclaimed exhibition has specially commissioned works from some of the most sought-after artists in Scotland as well as some highly talented local amateurs ( :-) ).

Entry to the exhibition is free and it is a great opportunity to invest in original art. The exhibition will be open from 6.30pm – 9pm Friday, then 10pm -5pm on Saturday and 1pm - 5pm on Sunday. Prices start at £300 for established artists and £100 for up and coming talented artists and will be reduced over the course of the event. But don’t wait too long or you may miss your chance!

Ayrshire Hospice Art Exhibition and Sale


Friday 25th Nov - Sat 3rd Dec 2016, Bridgend Garage Showroom, Heathfield

Delighted to be joining over 60 other artists to showcase our work in aid of such a worthwhile local charity.

Great space, and individual hanging really allows you to appreciate each piece, well worth a visit.

Very excited to have my image pride of place on the inside cover of the brochure!

Christmas Fairs


December 2016. Various Christmas Fairs @ Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Lovely to share event with other artists and get such great feedback from visitors in the festive spirit.