Abstract painter working in acrylic and mixed media.
Born in Anderson County. Living in Pendleton, SC
“I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. Mom once laughed and said, ‘Debbie was born with a box of crayons in her hand.’ By the age of six, I had won my first art contest, sponsored by a Saturday morning children’s show called Tim’s Treetop Forest. In college, I turned my attention to graphic design. From 1983 until 1991, I worked as a graphic designer for several different organizations. In 1992 I started my own business, Impact! Graphics, Inc. which continued until I retired in December 2013. When I started painting again, I went back to what I knew, painting in a realistic style. After about a year, I started moving more toward impressionism and then into abstract. Abstract allows me to give form to the intangible and to explore color, light, and composition in ways I can’t in more traditional art. I love not knowing exactly where the painting is going and instead letting the painting guide me. Robert Henri, an American painter and teacher in the late 1800s and early 1900s said we all have a song inside us and it is the responsibility of artists to be true to ourselves and sing with all our hearts. It is my hope that “the song I sing” through my art inspires those who see it and allows them to experience the world in new and beautiful ways.
JUST FOR FUN:
If I didn’t have to worry about money I would travel the world - First Class and dine in all the best restaurants!!
If I could be any animal, I would be an eagle so I could soar through the air. What a thrill that would be!