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.
Deborah's Past Work
These are images of past work that Deborah has done.