Growing up in a family drawn to the outdoors, Deborah has always experienced a closeness to the natural world. With the supportive encouragement of her husband, and finding a talent in art, she chose to focus her future as a painter later in life than most. She had always love to draw and sketch, that combined with her love of wildlife and nature wildlife art seemed to be the perfect fit.
Deborah's primary goal in her work is to use her work to help the creatures she paints as well as their habitat. She participates in numerous wildlife & habitat conservation fundraising events to increase awareness & has generated thousands of dollars for wildlife & conservation through her work. Her paintings have been in several conservation/hunting stamp contest including the National Wild Turkey Federation conservation print of the year, in which she reseved an honerable mention. She has also entered The Federal Duck Stamp competition twice, with a 15th and a 13th place and intends to keep entering. She spends as much time as possible observing & experiencing the wildlife she paints. It is very important that the subject painted is studied from every available angle, as well as it's habits & preferences.
Because of her interest in the biological aspects of wildlife art, her work always reflects a personal experience with the species. 'For me, the research and fieldwork involved are my favorite, rain or shine. There are many times I have to drag myself back to my studio to paint, as I would much rather spend all of my time outside.'
Additionally, just as Deborah is dedicated to the preservation of wild lands and the wild creatures that depend on the existence of those places for their survival, the artist is also dedicated to the preservation of true traditional fine art painting in all it's forms, a type of art that has been practiced since early writing. The artist and her family, all work to raise awareness and education of classic fine art. The artist is also devoted to encouraging young artists.
Thank you to all for veiwing the art here.
May every time you look at a peice of art, that it may bring a smile to your face, warmth to your heart, and peace to your soul.