An Artist Talk, First Friday September 7th at 6pm. is an opportunity to meet the artist hear the behind-the-scenes view of her elaborate printmaking processes.
Debra is a life-long resident of Florida and grew up along the central Gulf coast of the state. As a child, she had free reign to wander her grandparents’ farm and ranch there. Those wanderings began a foundation of watching and observing the flora and fauna of the Gulf Coast and Southeast that now influence her art.
To create images, she looks to the small stories and the special-ness of the creatures and the environments they rely on. Plying woods, backwaters, and even her own backyard, she raids a treasure chest of line, color, pattern, and form. A variety of printmaking techniques, including monotype, relief, collagraph, and intaglio, are employed to bring images to life. Her mixed media work is enhanced with collage and drawing in graphite and colored pencil.