Artist Debra Schaumberg

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It’s dangerous to stand behind me while I’m painting. I don’t hear or see what’s going on around me as I start to place paint on the canvas and I drop into a zone of deep energy emanating from a place that communicates without words. I’ve slowed down, and tuned into a heightened state of awareness where I can experience the emotional energy flow at a bodily level. I’m told I tend to back up every few seconds, without looking, holding the farthest end of a brush or palette knife as I concentrate on synchronizing the multiple, alternating dimensions of what I’m seeing.
At some point, while moving between these planes of reality, my subject begins to oscillate. I become intensely sensitive to subtly pulsating patterns of light and the saturation, color, and value within an unfolding array of details where my inner eye instinctively composes the idea. In my process I experience the energy flow that connects all things together, and emanating from this quiet place, these contemplative paintings explore the most basic part of our humanity, our time alone, and our connections with ourselves, with the world around us, and with others. 

1991 Illinois College of Optometry (OD)
1994 Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (MPH)
1999 Harvard School of Public Health (ScD)
2007-2009    Craig Srebnik Fine Art Academy (painting)
2009-2010    The Studio School (drawing and painting)
2011-2015      Academy for Realist Art, Boston (drawing)
2012 Individual instruction w/ artists Dan McCaw & Daniel Pinkham
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
Plein Art Artists
American Women Artists
Newton Open Studios
Cambridge Art Association
National Juried Competitions 
12th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the American Impressionist Society -- Carmel, CA
  2011 Under the Paris Sky, Solo Show, The French Cultural Center, Boston, MA
  2012 Annual Members Show, The French Cultural Center, Boston, MA
  2015 City Energy, Solo Show, The Carriage House Gallery, Newton MA
  2016 NOS [...]

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