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Deborah Fish About

Primarily self-taught, my art is usually acrylic on canvas. The style I most enjoy is realism. Most my paintings are of the natural world (animals, flowers or scenery) & occasionally I paint people. I like also to create paintings that have spiritual symbolism. I also do pencil sketches. Most my sketches right now are of dogs & children for the Speckled Pup Greeting Card Series. I created Speckled Pup Cards to benefit children's charities. 100% of my profit from Speckled Pup cards is earmarked for them. Add Comment


I grew up as the middle child of five in upstate New York. I was home schooled for my 1st eight years of school by my mother long before home schooling had gained the acclaim it now has. Early on my talent for drawing & painting was noted & encouraged by my mother. I was taught that my talent is a gift from the Creator. My mother herself had some artistic ability & taught me the basics of art, including perspective. After that, I was primarily self-taught. Feeling that becoming a professional artist would mean an uncertain livelihood, I pursued other careers. I received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, then a Masters in Education. I married & had 6 children - 3 thru birth & 3 thru adoption. During my children's formative years, I was a stay at home mom. My husband & I also fostered 9 children during those years. To help provide for the family as the children became older, I worked in a variety of professions. The professions I most enjoyed were those of motherhood, being an EMT instructor, & being a child protection case manager. Throughout the years, I painted when I could find the time, but most pieces were done as gifts for family members & friends. When the last of our six children left home, I decided to pursue full time my interest in art. My favorite medium is acrylics on canvas. I also greatly enjoy doing pencil sketches. As to subject matter & style: pretty much nothing is off limits although children, animals & topics with a spiritual nature are my favorite themes. And realism is frequently the style attempted. I also like to do symbolic pieces. Visit Heartworks Gallery on-line store to see more of my art or to order an original or giclee print. You can also order greeting cards from the Speckled Pup Series there. Thanks for visiting.


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