artist Deb Green believes making art is a magical experience. From her earliest understanding, art has been a part of
her life and she has had a need to create and be creative. "The viewer is the most important part of my work.
It is my goal to take the viewer on a journey and show them an expressive and appealing image that has a story to share."
Her interests lie in her interpretation of landscapes and seascapes, sunsets and sunrises, still lifes and florals, and
wildlife and abstract, through the joyful use of color and texture.
She lives and creates in central Arkansas and is inspired by the beauty of nature, the simplicity
of ordinary objects, the amazing rainbow of colors and the depths of texture. Deb has had instruction for the past
twenty years in various class formats and has been represented in art centers and art galleries in Northwest Arkansas,
Little Rock and Central, Arkansas and Branson, Missouri. She has shown solo in several shows and participated in numerous
group shows and local competitions. Her works can be found in many private collections throughout the United States.
Additionally, Deb generously donates art to help raise funds for many well deserving organizations, including the
Fort Smith Art Center, Alzheimer's Association, the Heart Association, Arkansas Business and
Professional Women, and other non-profit organizations. She enjoys partnering with these worthy organizations
in their fundraising efforts. At every opportunity, she eagerly promotes the arts in her community.
"For the past four years, a considerable portion of my work has been based on layered canvases in a variety
of themes. These paintings are focused on the quality of light, the flow of texture and the delightfulness of color."
Reaching beyond the rectangle or square canvas, she groups canvases together to form an unusual pattern. The painting that
evolves from her configuration may be a mountain range with a stream and trees the hues of autumn or a linear abstract
with bold texture and bright colors. "I enjoy this unique format and the flow of paint from one canvas
to another is enthralling!", Deb states. Each year her commissioned works have increased exponetially. In
recent years, her commissioned pieces include traditional art and layered canvases as well as 10 -16 pet portraits a
Deb describes her
art as her playmates in the big sandbox of life and friends with an appealing story to share. The story may
be about movement and action; solitude and silence; grace and color. She works with both oil and acrylic and considers painting
to be a celebration of life. She says, "Since I started on this journey of painting, I see the world through
different eyes ... colors are more vivid, sunsets delight me immensely, and the sight of a mountain moves me deep in
my soul. My inspiration comes from nature and from life around me. A glorious vibrant sunset ... beautiful dazzling
mountains ... the lapping of an effervescent ocean wave ... the regal birds and spirited animals that live among us ...
the sturdy beauty of a sunflower. In my mind, the only true master and artist is God, filling lives with many moments
of great beauty and pleasures. I am blessed and grateful beyond measure!"