Deborah Westmancoat is a contemporary painter based in Somerset, UK.  She has spent several years engaged in a long term project researching aspects of classical alchemy in relation to the movement of water found within the natural and built environment, considering how each stage of transformation might help us to understand landscape and our place within it.  Current work looks at how a materials based practice can enable engagement with place on a deeper level through the actions of observing, following and recording the movement of water under / over / across / through specific environments. 

Westmancoat exhibits frequently, throughout the UK and internationally, and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2014, becoming a Royal West of England Academy Artist Network member in 2015.  Works are held in many private and public collections.