Artist Debra Sutherland Pushes Boundaries
Taking conventional ideas and going to a macro lens of the human eye to a micro level of a design and detail.
Using patterns, shapes and layers and layers of mediums and color to create textures.
All work is planned sketched out on the canvas once the idea is laid out the creative process can begin for me.
Influenced by nature, science, architecture, textiles and any material that exists in our natural world.
The finished piece is a joyful expression of what I feel and see in life.....
Enjoy the process of living with my work.
I began my artistic career early in life. Born into a family of artists, teachers and jewelers in Denver, Colorado, I won my first competition at the age of 17. After high school, I moved to California and attended Santa Monica College, where I studied drawing, painting, and design. Upon graduation, I gained experience in almost every facet of the art community. Among her experience, she worked as an art consultant, represented artists, was a fine art publisher and placed art in corporate collections, residential, and hospitality.
It finally came time to start painting again in the year 2000 doing commissions and more study in painting and drawing.
Recently I began creating digital paintings for fabric design. The inspiration I get in from my art is always changing and expansive. I can take photos of my paintings and a new world opens up using the tools of technology.