Deborah N Rich
Deborah Rich’s paintings are representational, conceptual, and sometimes bordering the surreal. They are bright with bold color. She is driven to create something unique, not like some other artist. Currently she is painting in the Post-Impressionist style of Cloisonnism. Contemporary Artists Wayne Thiebaud, Phyllis Shafer, Gregory Condos, and Angus Williams inspire her.
The ideas for her artwork come from her imagination or from life experiences with animals, people, and places. She paints mainly with acrylic and oil. She draws preliminary sketches or studies of an idea with charcoal, graphite, or ink and then draws or paints the image onto canvas, watercolor paper, or a wood surface. The colors in her palette are bright. Like a lot of artists, she started drawing as a child. Growing up she loved coloring books and copying her mother’s fashion sketches. In high school, age 14, she took her first painting class and fell in love with paint. Age 18, she won her first art award.
Deborah earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with art major focused on art history and painting from California State University. She studied watercolor painting at Sierra College with Norma Carder and oil painting with California Master Artists Gregory Kondos and Phyllis Shafer at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada. Deborah’s paintings have been published in Southwest Art Magazine. Her paintings hang in private homes and businesses in the United States and Mexico.