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Artist Debbie Graviss


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DEBBIE GRAVISS
Artist Biography
 
Kentucky native Debbie Graviss is a passionate pastel and mixed media artist and author. Her artwork reflects the joy she experiences when painting the beauty that surrounds her. She is known for capturing the personality of her subject matter, whether it be animals, florals or landscapes. Debbie expresses her deft ability through paintings, commissions and public murals.
 
This painter’s colorful, representational artwork resonates with her background in interior and graphic design. In 1984 she earned the degree of BFA in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky. She completed a second degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 1996 from the Cincinnati Art Academy. She studied oil painting under Betty Plymale of Lexington, Kentucky and has attended various workshops from nationally recognized artists, such as Dawn Emerson.
 
The artist has exhibited in galleries throughout Kentucky. Her paintings are included in private and corporate collections across the country. Her endeavors have featured in a number of publications including International Artist, where she was awarded as finalist in the floral art competition. Graviss has appeared in American Art Collector, Kentucky Homes & Gardens, Arts Across Kentucky, Southsider and Chevy Chaser magazines. Debbie has been spotlighted in an online video interview produced by Creative Lexington. Acclaim Press published Graviss Studios: Beauty, Joy & Laughter Shared through the Art of Debbie Graviss. This hardbound, full-color book presents the artist’s exciting body of work.
 
Debbie and her husband, Joe, live in bountiful Woodford County, Kentucky. The artist’s gifted imagination flourishes as she finds inspiration in nature and a plethora of domestic and wildlife animals.

AWARDS
 International Artist Magazine Finalist in Floral Art
Kentucky Crafted: The Market - Best Booth Design
Scenes of Gainsborough - People’s Choice AwardGALLERIES
New Editions Gallery - Lexington, KyKentucky Artisan Center - Berea, Ky
Damselfly Gallery - Midway, Ky
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPSKentucky Arts Council Juried ArtistART SHOWSNew Editions Gallery - Solo [...]

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