In 2006, Debbie found her way to New Orleans where she is currently creating her abstract art.
Influenced by the essence of New Orleans, her work is as colorful as the city.
She experiments with color and form, using bold or subtle variations to create a sense of movement, depth, or contrast within her compositions. She also draws inspiration from a variety of sources, such as nature, music, or her own inner thoughts and emotions. She uses a variety of techniques and methods to create her art, such as layering, blending, and dripping paint to create interesting textures and forms. Her colors along with her mark making produce the layers that create the outcome of her abstract pieces.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
Abstract, Movement, Colorful.
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
I love New Orleans architecture. The colors and shapes of the old and new.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I start with a clean canvas and black paint. I then look beyond these beginning marks and layer in color.
Where do you draw inspiration?
Everywhere around me.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
A few of my creative influences are Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O'keefe, William de Kooning, Bob Dylan and Frida Kahlo.
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
Lately I'm listening to Baliwood or classic sitar while I paint. This changes with my mood.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
With my family. We spend most of our time cooking together and we love walking though the swampy forest at Jean Lafitte Park.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
I love Summertime. With the kids home we have freedom to explore together.
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Where You Can Find My Work
Works listed online may be available to be viewed at the Where y'Art Works gallery by appointment.
Jackson Square, French Quarter
Beatrix Bell Handcrafted Jewelry and Gifts,Algiers Point
D.Boyd Gallery Website: