My palette is unusual, I use 3 colors plus white, relying on classical color theory to produce an exciting and pleasing color harmony. My work showcases strong design and a rhythmic quality, influenced by my early career as a designer and illustrator.
Painting is a method of communicating that relies on a series of decisions. My goal is to to share the wonder that I experienced. I am looking at a 3 dimensional world, ever changing, and yet my means of communicating is confined to a small 2 dimensional panel. I use brushstrokes that express, color that is enhanced and rhythm and patterns to draw in the viewer.”
Debra has been juried into (and won) Plein Air competitions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Maine, Georgia, Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, Indiana, Texas, Louisiana and Virginia, including prestigious events such as Easton Plein Air, Paint Annapolis, en Plein Air Texas and Bath County Plein Air. She is a Signature Member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), Northport Arts Association, Glen Arbor Art Association, Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Somerset County Arts Council.
Artist-in-Residence for: Tangier Island, VA, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades, Florida and the South Carolina State Park system.
She resides in Omena. Michigan and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Debra is doing a FREE demo Monday, June 19, 5:30-7:30 PM
Debra will teach two workshops at Crooked Tree Arts Center: "Painting Sky & Water - a plein air study" on May 30-31 and "Understanding Color" June 2, "Mastering Nocturnes" June 5, "Finding Rhythms and Patterns" July 24-25.