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As a diverse artist in medium and subject, she feels she can express her many varied interests in life , her observation of human nature and her belief in God. Over the years we have seen her moving gently from realism to abstract.


Her three dimensional works  are extremely expressive with fluid lines, evoking feelings of comfort, joy and peace.

Versed in many mediums including acrylic, oil paint, watercolour, ink, pencil, charcoal, paper, clay and silver, she has exhibited and sold her artwork throughout Canada.

Debra's inspiration comes from both nature and family. She believes her work exudes a feeling of warmth and joy. Involved with the visual arts since 1975 when she was a commercial art student in her hometown of Dauphin, Manitoba, she was a commercial artist in Winnipeg before moving to Peace River, Alberta. Her work in visual art continued in freelance and commissioned projects. 

Debra's work was highly recognized in Alberta where she twice received the Fairview Community Fair Art award. She was also awarded two scholarships to the Grande Prairie Regional College from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Diploma, with distinction, in 1993.

In Alberta and Saskatchewan, she promoted and taught Art Courses. Her classes covered a wide range from charcoal, pencil, watercolour, oil painting and drawing to multimedia art programs. Debra has had 3 solo exhibitions as well as numerous juried and invitational shows in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

Alice Henderson

Freelance Writer

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