Debbie Cullis

Isle of Lewis, Worcestershire

My name is Debbie Cullis, I am originally from Wolverhampton. I moved to the Isle of Lewis, at the end of May 2003. From a child, I have enjoyed painting and crafts. Eventually, I went on to do a BEd. degree (Hons) in Art and Primary School Teaching. Since then I have continued to paint and sketch as much as possible. I joined the SAA in 1995. I was published in the Members' Gallery three times during Jan, Jul, and Sept. in 2004. During 2007, I was published in the Members' Gallery, again, three times, in the months of September, November and in Jan of this year. I re-opened my gallery and coffee shop, in the old kitchen of our Traditional Crofthouse, on 2 April 2007, with a Re-opening. We will be open all year round. Light snacks available. Open: Mon-Sat 10.00am-6.00pm. We also run a Bed and Breakfast, called Tigh Na Bruaich, meaning House on the Bank. I am please to say we are now running Painting Holidays with full board in our B&B and painting tuition to individuals or small groups up to four people. I like to travel the Hebrides, Skye and mainland Scotland in our Motorhome, painting and drawing, walking in the wild and visiting galleries and craft fairs. I now sell my work in a number of outlets on the Western Isles and the Isle of Skye.

Awards

Won Creative Christmas Card Competition with SAA in March 2004. Runner up with the same Christmas Card for "Craft Creations" magazine in Autumn 2004. SHORTLISTED in the top twenty, Peoples' Choice for 'Simply the Best' Competition in the Leisure Painter