Debra Joy Groesser

Debra Joy Groesser

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Nebraska artist, Debra Joy Groesser (b. 1957, Margate, Kent, England) received her BFA degree in art in 1978. She has studied with such renowned artists as Kevin Macpherson, Scott Christensen, Kim English, John Cosby and Kenn Backhaus. Debra is passionate about plein air painting in oils. Her landscape paintings have garnered national recognition and awards. Being outdoors in God’s creation, whether in her perennial garden, in the mountains or by the sea, provides her endless inspiration for her work. Debra’s ability to capture mood, emotion, atmosphere and a sense of place in her work attracts collectors, both private and corporate, worldwide. Debra also paints portraits and figurative works. In 2011, she was commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts to create a large portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, which hangs at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Debra is a signature member and CEO/President of the American Impressionist Society, a signature member of American Plains Artists and Plein Air Artists Colorado and an associate member of Oil Painters of America. Her work has been featured in several national art publications including Art of the West, American Art Collector and Southwest Art and a feature article in the October 2014 issue of Plein Air Magazine. She was named a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence competition.
Debra is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, and Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA.

Recent and upcoming juried and invitational exhibitions:
American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, October 2016, Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland WA
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Nebraska artist, Debra Joy Groesser (b. 1957, Margate, Kent, England) received her BFA degree in art in 1978. She has studied with such renowned artists as Kevin Macpherson, Scott Christensen, Kim English, John Cosby and Kenn Backhaus. Debra is passionate about plein air painting in oils. Her landscape paintings have garnered national recognition and awards. Being outdoors in God’s creation, whether in her perennial garden, in the mountains or by the sea, provides her endless inspiration for her work. Debra’s ability to capture mood, emotion, atmosphere and a sense of place in her work attracts collectors, both private and corporate, worldwide. Debra also paints portraits and figurative works. In 2011, she was commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts to create a large portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, which hangs at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Debra is a signature member and CEO/President of the American Impressionist Society, a signature member of American Plains Artists and Plein Air Artists Colorado and an associate member of Oil Painters of America. Her work has been featured in several national art publications including Art of the West, American Art Collector and Southwest Art and a feature article in the October 2014 issue of Plein Air Magazine. She was named a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine’s Artistic Excellence competition.
Debra is represented by SouthWind Art Gallery, Topeka KS, and Vanessa Rothe Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA.

Recent and upcoming juried and invitational exhibitions:
American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, October 2016, Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland WA
En Plein Air Texas, San Angelo TX, October 2016
Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Exhibition, September 2016 (also 2008-2015 Honorable Mention Award in 2010, First Place Award for Signature Members in 2009)
Door County (Wisconsin) Invitational Plein Air Festival and Exhibition, July 2016 (also 2008 through 2015)
Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Altlanta GA, April 2016
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Biennial Art Auction, Montgomery AL, February 2016 (also 2006-2014)
American Plains Artists National Juried Exhibitions, August-Sept 2015 (also 2009-2014) Artists Retreat Award 2012
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, 2014 and 2012
“The Legacy of the West” solo exhibition with historical works by Abby Williams Hill, Vashon WA, Nov. 2013“American Vistas” MVIS Juried Exhibition, Kansas City MO, Sept/Oct 2013 Best of Show Award
Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Juried Exhibiton, SouthWind Gallery, Topeka KS, May/June 2013
“Powered by Nature: Seven Women” Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel California, April 2013
“Far and Near Horizons: World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists” New York City, March 2013
American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibitions, November 2012 (also 2005, 2007-2015)
Masters of the Midwest Invitational Exhibition, August-Sept 2012, Southwind Art Gallery, Topeka KS
Salon International 2012 Juried Exhibition, San Antonio TX (also 2008, 2009, 2011) Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence Award in 2011 AND 2009
Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Beach CA, October 2010
Solo Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, Ocean Ave, Carmel CA, May/June 2010
Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California, May 2010 (also 2009, 2008) Honorable Mention Award in 2009
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, 2009 (also 2005 and 2007)
“Inspirations from Rimrock Ranch” National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson WY, 2007

“My greatest satisfaction in being an artist comes from successfully connecting with people on an emotional level through my artwork. My challenge is to create a sense of place and to render my subjects in such a way that the viewer will feel their spirit, the emotions I felt as I painted, and understand what attracted me to the subject. “
-Debra Joy Groesser

The Little One
The Little One
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  • 14 x 18 in
Garden Celebration
Garden Celebration
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  • 12 x 9 x 0 in
Along Old Lincoln Highway
Along Old Lincoln Highway
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  • 6 x 8 in
Standing Tall
Standing Tall
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  • 20 x 10 in
Morning Glory
Morning Glory
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  • 24 x 30 in
The Source
The Source
  • 14 x 11 in
China Cove Light
China Cove Light
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  • 6 x 6 x 0 in
Grand View, String Lake
Grand View, String Lake
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  • 12 x 12 x 0 in
Country Road
Country Road
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  • 9 x 12 in
Bully Bully
Bully Bully
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  • 12 x 16 in
Almost Sunset
Almost Sunset
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  • 12 x 9 x 0 in
Enlightened
Enlightened
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  • 10 x 20 x 0 in
Made in the Shade
Made in the Shade
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  • 6 x 8 x 0 in