Retiring from a career in education and moving to Seabrook Island provided Debbe with opportunities to explore more personal interests. Not wasting any time, she began local oil painting classes and joined the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. Finding so much joy in painting she continued developing her artistic skills taking art classes at the College of Charleston and attending artist’s workshops with prominent artist in North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and Florida.
During her artistic adventure she moved from traditional oil painting into experimental abstract art using acrylics and alcohol inks. Wanting to enhance the motion and depth of her ocean and landscape paintings, Debbe began layering metallic pigments into clear resin to create a three-dimensional effect. Infusing different colors and textures into fluid resin produces the uniqueness of her work.
Debbe most recently embraced creating resin art on a variety of art substrates, sculpted wood and polycarbonate. She is known to say, “Art always provides a challenge to explore skills and methods.” It is the challenge that keeps her level of expertise flourishing. Exploring types and styles of painting provide endless ways to enjoy creativity. Debbe plans to continue enjoying the many facets of painting.
Please join Debbe for the Artist of the Month reception Tuesday, May 2 at The Lake House from 4:30-6:00 pm.
-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild
(Image credit: Debbe Finkelstein)