Debbie Smyth is a textile artist most identifiable by her statement thread drawings. Her work encompasses large-scale wall installations + smaller framed pieces for interiors. She has exhibited both nationally + internationally and created commissioned work for major companies including Ellesse, The New York Times, The Canadian Red Cross, Sony, Adidas, Instagram, Continental, Mercedes Benz + luxury brand Hermes
Debbie's recognizable + intricate pin and thread work beautifully blurs the boundaries between fine drawings, illustration + embroidery. The human figure, aspects of nature + written text are illustrated in thread stretched between accurately plotted pins. The drawn line is lifted from the 2-dimensional into 3-dimensional space, with the characteristics of thread celebrated - at times taut + defined, elsewhere knotted + fraying.
Debbie continues to explore + push the possibilities of her chosen materials - developing her methods through further use of complex shading within the linear threaded outline. Sitting on the borders of art, craft + design, Debbie’s distinctive + distinguished works have garnered deserved attention - she regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally.