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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, President Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS)
• Oil Painters of America Virtual Salon Exhibition of Traditional Oils. The exhibition will be available for viewing August 13 through October 3, 2020, on the OPA website.
• OPAS 2020 Members Exhibition, 1st Place (top award), Juror Larry Churski
• Juror, Indiana Plein Air Painters Members Exhibition, November 2020• 2020 "Best of America" National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, McBride Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD   *** AWARD: Best Technique & Application, from Juror, Daniel Gerhartz.• Bryn Du Juried Art Show National, March 7 - March 21, 2020
• Group Exhibition, L'Abbaye de Léhon, Brittany, France, September 9 - October 3, 2019
• Solo Exhibition, Zanesville, Museum of Art, Ohio - August 28, 2019 thru July 15, 2020
• Juror, Ohio State Fair Plein Air Competition, July 2019
• Creating Identity from Place, OAC Riffe Gallery July 27 - Oct. 13 , 2018, traveling to [...]

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