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Flight of Fancy


Break Away


Caution: Piping Plovers Nesting

Sedona 2019

Stories Told

Artist's Statement

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A love of African, Celtic, American and Caribbean travel, ocean and nature, ethnic artifacts and fabrics, forms the core of Deb's work in art quilts and in mixed media. Strong color and texture are evident as she dyes, paints, and stamps or cuts, prints, and collages. She incorporates natural elements into her largely impressionistic quilt wall hangings and paintings, adding beads, threads, shells and found objects to sharpen the images.

Deb began quilting traditional quilts in 1989 but found that she didn't like following rules and patterns. She began to create her own designs based on free-form, not block structure. Her drawing skills honed her observational skills and deepened her appreciation of the magical detail of nature. Her camera shot inspiring images. She used fabric for emotional expression and design.

Deb currently studies acrylic painting with Brent Payne and ceramics with Eric Rausch at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. She has attended workshops and classes at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium for 20 years.

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