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 2013 President of the American Impressionist Society, a signature member of American Plains Artists, a signature member and board member of Plein Air Artists Colorado and an associate member of Oil Painters of America. Her work has been featured in several national art publications including the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Art of the West magazine. She was named a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence competition and is featured in the December 2012 issue of Southwest Art.
Debra is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel CA, Abend Gallery, Denver CO, and Art in Miniature, Tubac AZ.
Recent and upcoming juried and invitational exhibitions:
-“Far and Near Horizons: World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists” New York City, March 2013
-“Powered by Nature: Seven Women” Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel California, April 2013
-“Earth and Sky: Women of the Prairie”, The Gallery at Artworks, Wichita KS, May/June 2013
-“The Lure of the West” solo exhibition with historical works by Abby Williams [...]
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