Artist Debra Joy Groesser
The Artist Says:
It is such a blessing and a privilege to be an artist. My greatest satisfaction comes from successfully connecting with the viewer on a emotional level through my work...when they feel the emotions I felt as I painted a particular subject, why I chose the subject in the first place. There is so much beauty all around us, even in simple things. My hope is that the viewer may be able to stop and see the subjects I paint in a new light, in a way they never noticed before.
Debra Joy Groesser
“Capturing the Spirit”
Nebraska artist Debra Joy Groesser received her BFA degree in art in 1978. She has studied with such renowned artists as Kevin Macpherson, Scott Christensen, Kim English, John Cosby and Kenn Backhaus. Debra is passionate about plein air painting in oils. Her landscape paintings have garnered national recognition and awards. Being outdoors in God’s creation, whether in her perennial garden, in the mountains or by the sea, provides her endless inspiration for her work. Debra’s ability to capture mood, emotion, atmosphere and a sense of place in her work attracts collectors, both private and corporate, worldwide. Debra also paints portraits and figurative works. In 2011, she was commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts to create a large portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, which hangs at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Debra is a signature member and CEO/President of the American Impressionist Society, a signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, American Plains Artists and Plein Air Artists Colorado and an associate member of Oil Painters of America. Her work has been featured in several national art publications including Art of the West, American Art Collector, Plein Air and Southwest Art magazines. She was named a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence competition in December 2012. A full feature article about Debra and her work can be seen in the October/November 2014 issue of Plein Air Magazine. Debra was also a faculty member for the 2014 and 2015 Plein Air Conventions.
Debra is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder CO and Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA.
Recent juried and invitational exhibitions:
-En Plein Air Texas, October 2016, San Angelo TX
-American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, Sept/Oct 2016, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland WA (also 2005, 2007-2014)
- Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried [...]
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