“Art is conversation”, and for Debbie, it’s always about the connections we have to each other and the world around us. “It’s about telling a story, and about the stories we tell ourselves when we view or create art.”
Born and raised in London, Ontario, Debbie spent 20+ years in the business, finance, and sales before turning her efforts to professional writing and art. In 2012 her first fiction novel was published (Echelon Press LLC, 2012), followed by two additional novels (2014, 2016). Debbie is also a co-contributor to international non-fiction anthologies, and interviews other authors, from new writers to NYT bestsellers, for a writer’s blog out of Los Angeles, California. She also hosts a monthly writers’ group in Grand Bend, Ontario, has taught several writer’s workshops for emerging writers, pens regular interviews with local artists for the Exeter Examiner community news publication, and implemented a very successful two-day writer’s workshop in Grand Bend, Ontario, which hosted four established Canadian and U.S. writers.
Eager to explore new avenues of artistic expression, in 2014 she found a new passion—representational landscape, seascape, nature, and abstract acrylic painting. Visual art gives form and function to her creative visions, allowing her to tell stories in an exciting new medium. Often depicting the serenity and peace she finds in nature, her representational paintings speak to that longing many people feel for re-connection with the self and nature. Her vibrant abstract paintings talk to the ebb and flow of life, and inter-connections all humans experience.
An emerging artist, her work has been exhibited and sold at Westland Gallery’s Square Foot Show (2017), studio tours, and art projects in London and Grand Bend, Ontario. In addition, she continues to do commissioned artwork. She enjoys connecting with others, bringing to life new visions of art, and encouraging others to explore their own creativity.
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Pinedale Motor Inn
107 Ontario St S, Grand Bend