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Artist Debra Joyce Dawson


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CLICK HERE to read the Plein Air Magazine Article about my work!"Debra Joyce Dawson, AIS, paints colorful, evocative outdoor landscapes. She travels extensively, and her paintings serve as a painterly record of a moment in time, whether it be in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, or in her more local surroundings. Her medium of choice is oil, with preparatory sketches in graphite, charcoal, pen or watercolor. Some works are small and completed en plein air; while her studio works are larger and more complex in idea and execution. Her energy and delight in color, light, and shape are dazzling. But she never surrenders her subject, and each building, boat, hillside, or human figure is carefully pinned to the picture plane in the context of its surroundings. This places her in the best context of American Impressionism, whether one considers John Singer Sargent or Ohio’s own Alice Schille or Edward Henry Potthast."                Susan Talbot-Stanoway, Former Director Zanesville Museum of Art

Signature Member, American Impressionist SocietyFounding Member & immediate Past President Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS)
• First Brush of Spring Plein Air Competition, April 2022, Award of Merit, Juror Bradford Ross, Easton, MD• "The Best of Ohio Plein Air Society", October 14 - December 18, 2021, McConnell Art Center, Worthington, OH• Juror, Foothills Exhibition, Jackson, OH, October 2021• "Piqua Plein Air Competition", Sept. 2021, Top Prize: 1st Place• "Piqua Fine Art Exhibition", Sept. 10 - Oct. 1, 2021, Apple Tree Gallery, Piqua, OH, 1st Place Oil
• "Small Town Ohio: Select Plein Air Paintings by Members of OPAS", Aug. 3 - Oct. 29, 2021, Canton Museum of Art, OH, Honorable Mention• 17th Bryn Du Juried National Art Show, March 5 - March 27, 2021• 2020 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional, Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, SC• American Impressionist 2020 Society Online Juried Exhibition, Ned Mueller, Juror.• Oil Painters of America Virtual Salon Exhibition of [...]

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