Renate Debrun is a German-born Irish artist based in Dublin.
Self-taught, she started out painting on silk, then
concentrated for a time on print-making and
currently combines monotype and mixed media drawing. She exhibits
regularly and her work is represented in corporate and
private collections in Ireland and abroad.
During her younger years as a freewheeling
hippy she traveled widely, living in Mexico, the US,
Spain and the UK but also got around to completing an MA
in languages and linguistics.
She now lives and works mainly in Dublin,
still travels much and spends a lot of time in France. She speaks English,
German, French, Spanish and Greek, has recently started on Arabic. She has compiled an extensive repertoire of mainly Irish and Scottish slow airs, which she plays on the tin whistle.
Renate also works part-time as a professional
plantswoman and gardener in Dublin, and more recently as a
and writer. She is working on a collaborative project involving two scripts for TV and has written the libretto for the opera 'Vagabones' by Raymond Deane due to be premiered in 2019. She writes a weekly blog on gardening and plants on Facebook, titled Urban Gardener.
Her work can be seen at the Graphic Studio Gallery and Doorway Gallery in Dublin, and the
Kenny Gallery, Galway
Full art CV is here