'Helping you to capture those awesome moments in life'

Following this, despite continuing ill health, I decided to do a creative degree with the OU this gave me a greater understanding of how to be creative.

I took music and creative writing (not art!) I loved it but realised that music wasn't where my passions lay and to be honest there were times I was so ill I couldn't practice.

I did it! I think it took me seven or eight years but I was a proud owner of a BA (Hons) Humanities Degree with Creative Writing and Music. I was so proud to have managed this.

Photography Policy

Debbie Chatfield, Artist and Art Tutor is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy applies to myself ‘Debbie Chatfield – Artist and Art Tutor’ and anyone working or volunteering on my behalf.

Any questions regarding this policy should be sent by email to Debbie Chatfield at debs@debbiechatfield.co.uk or in writing to Pennine, Smithy Lane, Bradley, Staffordshire, UK, ST18 9DZ

Who am I?

I’m Debbie Chatfield an Artist and Art Tutor; I operate as a Sole Trader in the United Kingdom.

The purpose of this policy

  • This policy is to protect both children and adults rights regarding privacy of photographs taken for promotional and educational purposes.
  • To help others involved with Debbie Chatfield – Artist and Art Tutor understand how to share photographs safely, particularly when related to children.

This policy

  • Consent for Adults – Debbie Chatfield – Artist and Art Tutor will where possible gain consent for the use of photographs on her website, social media and other promotional materials.
  • Consent for Children – Parental consent will always be sought for children under the age of 18 for the use of an image (photograph or video) for promotional or educational purposes. Children will also be consulted so they are aware of the photograph to be used.
  • Security – Images and Videos will be kept securely in a locked drawer and electronic images will be restricted by the use of a password.
  • Children’s names will not be used in photograph captions. If a child’s name is used in the text, a photograph of that child will not be associated with it.
  • Images will only be taken in suitable clothing.
  • Professional photographers such as the press will be made aware of the organisations policies i.e. not linking names to photographs of children and they will not be allowed unsupervised access.

Links to Relevant Guidance

This policy has been drawn up under the advice of the NSPCC:


the storage security is relevant to the General Data Protection Regulation May 2018

This policy should be read alongside my Privacy, Data Protection and Security Policy as well as my Safeguarding Policy.

Changes to this policy

Any changes I may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this website so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. If I make any significant changes I’ll make this clear on this website.

Review of this Policy

I keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in August 2020.

'Creativity makes me smile, I feel lucky every day to be able to do what I do'

New Art Studio

Then 2020 happened, my student numbers dropped and I had to go onto Zoom.

I focused on creating my own art studio, we had our garage converted, you can see it on YouTube... this is where I now paint my own art and run workshops from my lovely village (Bradley) in rural Staffordshire,, UK.

Paint with Debs

I now am also very fortunate to have beautiful grandchildren and it is important to me to balance work and family. My health has improved a lot but occasionally it still trips me up. Lockdown was hard, I lost students but it showed me there could be another way I could share what I know online, I started Paint with Debs online.

And for me sharing is the most important thing about my art, I am trying to connect the wonders of life through my work and that connection includes sharing what I do as well as what I paint.

So what my illness taught me was to observe and appreciate life way more, it's what I want for you too. During the very poorly times I couldn't get out so the outdoors means a lot to me and the more I painted the more I realised the little things are so important and I want to capture them.

For those of you who want to paint I want to share the joy of capturing a moment in life with you too.

The joy of capturing on canvas is what I want to share with you.

I believe everyone is an artist, ask any child they are already artists but somewhere we lose ourselves. If you have always wanted to be an artist, need techniques to help you along the way or simply want to find out who you are, who is the inner artist within you and you want to find your style then I will help you to do that.

But if you simply want to experience the joy of the wonder's of life on a canvas then this is what I truly share. I want you to benefit from my experience,

The illness made me appreciate life, connection and how precious that is. So what I share on canvas is my view of the little moments and I love it! I want to bring those uplifting moments into your home to bring you that feeling of joy and wonder that nature offers... I want to bring the outside in!