Deborah is our featured artist for our first meeting in 2020. Come meet her and join us at DeGallery, 12 Noon on January 6.
A native of Waco, Texas, Deborah earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas. Her studies included printmaking, textiles, and education. She enjoyed a lifelong career as an art educator teaching all ages in locations around the world.
Life memories, teaching, traveling, and dreams serve as inspirations which shape her artistic style. Deborah reflects, "The body of my work blends fantasy with reality. I am a mixed media artist. Many times, it takes more than one medium within the same piece to fulfill or satisfy my vision. When I have an idea for a new artwork, it comes from a dream or inspiration. Then I choose the tools which can best illustrate that vision or daydream. I really do not have a favorite medium, although watercolor and acrylic are the media I choose most often. I often enjoy combining ink and colored pencil details with the loose watercolor washes. I like the tightness and the looseness together to bring variety to the work."
"Reverie and Contemplation" Kieran-Sistrunk Gallery, 2019 Waco, Texas
Klassy Glass Wine Bar and Bistro, 2017, 2018, Waco, Texas
"Clothing As Art" The Backdoor Gallery, Houston, Texas 1985
Ekphrasis: Veracity Exhibit, Central Texas Artists Collective, Cultivate712, Waco, Texas 2019. Artist of the Year Award
Ekphrasis: Mental Health Exhibit Art Walk on Austin Avenue, Central Texas Artists Collective, Waco, Texas 2017
Climate Change Art Exhibit, Waco Winery, Waco, Texas, 2018, 2019 Honorable Mention Award
Climate Change Art Exhibit, Food For Thought, Waco, Texas 2017
Art Forum of Waco Exhibits:
Spectrum Exhibit, 2016
Dia de los Muertos Exhibits 2016, 2017, 2018
Mi Corozon Exhibit, 2019
Frida Kahlo: Fountain of Inspiration Exhibit, 2019
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Exhibit, 2018
9th Traveling Ofrenda Exhibit at the Ravenscroft Foundation Yellow House, 2019
Texas Fine Artists Exhibits at Springhill Suites Mariott, Woodway, Texas 2016, 2017, 2018
Texas Fine Artists Exhibits at The Arboretum, Woodway, Texas, 2017, 2018
Texas Fine Artists Exhibits at Waco Winery, 2018
THE CAST, Waco, Texas 2015, 2016
"Waco's Own" Waco Independepent School District Art Educators Exhibit, The Art Center ofWaco, 2015
" Conroe Independent School District Art Educators Exhibit" The Woodlands, Texas 1985
Conroe Contemporary Art Association Art Exhibits, 1983, 1984