A lifelong painter and native Californian, Debra’s art career began at age two with a tube of red lipstick and her cooperative dog, followed by a crayon wall mural unsuccessfully hidden behind a chest of drawers. Working both in the studio and in the field, Debra’s paintings capture fleeting moments of the American experience which, on closer inspection, reward the viewer with small details often overlooked by the casual observer.
Having taught secondary Art for 34 years in the local Rim School District, Dave’s personal journey in art really began with a visit to Santa Fe two decades ago discovering the versatility of pastel, and a technique to apply pastel over watercolor.
He loves the light of New Mexico, the hills of Tuscany, the coast of France, as well as the woods and meadows of Lake Arrowhead and New England. Working from personal photographs, the warm months in Lake Arrowhead and a shaded table on the deck, provides the perfect “outdoor studio”.