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Deborah Boyd

Daytona Beach Shores, FL, United States

My mother was a brilliant artist who almost never painted. I couldn't paint a straight line to save my life. I used to say that if I had her talent, I would never stop painting. She told me I could do anything I wanted to do if I tried. Mom died in 2006 and in 2007 in an effort to prove her wrong, I took an oil painting class. I came home and showed my husband my creation and said, "I guess I can paint". I haven't stopped since. One advantage of not being professionally trained is that you feel no guilt about trying new things. I love color and I'm not afraid of pairing color in unusual ways. I try to achieve a three dimensional look to my work. Initially, I did that by layering paint; then I began using acrylic polymers for a really crazy look. I may have started a little late in life, but with lots of awards, exhibits, commissions and more than 80 original paintings under my belt, I'll keep going for years to come. I'm a modern day Grandma Moses!

Deborah's ArtPrize Entries

These are Deborah's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Tulips, Tulips Everywhere!

    Tulips, Tulips Everywhere!

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Deborah Boyd
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Deborah's Past Work

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