I will be at the Off Center Art Center for the First Friday Art Walk on July 4th in Eau Gallie, Florida from 6-9pm. I am showing one of my latest paintings and a sculpture. The theme is "Extreme Weather" and with that in mind, I thought my sculpture named, "The Storm Within" would fit right in to the exhibit. Sometimes I feel like I need a little help keeping my head on straight and maybe nails and wire would be a solution! You'll have to figure that one out for yourself. Title: "The Storm Within" 9" w x 20" h Ceramic Clay with Glaze. $150 Indoor or outdoor display.
This is my latest acrylic painting. I thought it looked like a pretty wild sunset. Hope you like it. Come on out to the Off Center Art Center and see the painting and sculpture. Title: "Heron Sunset" 24" x 48" with silver metal frame. $350 The Extreme Weather exhibit will last until the end of July.
Author - Debbie
After teaching art for 32 years, I can finally create my own art. No more student examples. So I started out making clay masks and progressed to ceramic sculptures that were busts of women depicting the trials of life. In December, 2013, my hands were hurting and I couldn't seem to get them to stop from throbbing after working with the clay all day. In January, 2014, my right thumb "caught" in the down position. The doctor called it trigger finger and I had an outpatient procedure to make my thumb as good as new. The hang up was, I would have to have double carpal tunnel if I continued to work with the clay and any medium that taxed my hands. I considered it to be a sign from above. My task was to find a medium in which I could create, love, and would last from now till the end of my life. I took a Gestural Acrylic class with Heather Everett at the Foosner Art Museum in Eau Gallie, Florida. She was a fantastic inspiration! I also enrolled in a watercolor class with Bobbi Q Brown at Ralph's Art Supply in Eau Gallie. Bobbi is a very thorough and inspirational teacher and artist. If you get a chance, take a class from her. She is fantastic for all levels and she has patience!