Artist
Statement


“Creative expression in clay requires surrender, trust, and detachment. In the process of transformation by fire, each piece is ultimately made stronger or destroyed by its own hidden strengths and weaknesses. Those that come through whole are all the more precious and beautiful for this victory. Creating objects in clay marks the transformational experience with universally recognized symbols, reaching past cultural, ethnic and spiritual differences."


Exhibitions
and
Commissions


  • 2014 "Art Around Alabama" Juried, Meridian Museum of Art.
  • 2013 “Nebula 1 & 2”, Commission, Lobby Entry, Hilton Hotels, Durham, NC
  • 2012 “Transcending Portending” Witness to Creativity, Juried Installation, Florida Museum of Women Artists
  • 2012 “Harmonics of Existence”, Commission, Spa Lobby Entry, Ritz Carlton, ShinZen, China
  • 2010 “Stray Art Salon”, Group Show, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, B’ham, AL
  • 2009 “Ritz Carlton Spa, Commissioned Installation, Shinzhen, China
  • 2009 “ART MART”, Group Show, Invitational, Litebox Gallery
  • 2009 “Stray Art Salon” Group Show, The Club, Birmingham, AL
  • 2008 “Art by the Lake”, Annual Fundraiser for Hannah Home, Harpersville, AL
  • 2007 “Art By the Lake”, Annual Fundraiser for Hannah Home, Harpersville, AL
  • 2007 "Inspired by Beauty" SOLO Exhibit, B’ham Botanical Gardens, B’ham, AL
  • 2007 “ Demonstrating Artist, "Artrain, USA, Chelsea, AL
  • 2006 "Celebrations -- Alabama Women Artists", YWCA Chapel Gallery for Visual Arts
  • 2006 "No Boundaries", Group Show, Soho Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006 "Yin Yang Yoni", Specimens & Artifacts Show, Bare Hands Gallery, B'ham, AL
  • 2006 Arts Alive, 20th Juried Gallery Show, Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts
  • 2006 Katharine Butler Gallery, National Juried Exhibition, Sarasota, FL
  • 2006 Art In Bloom, Birmingham Art Association, Annual Juried Show, B’ham, AL
  • 2006 Meridian Museum of Art, 33rd Annual Bi-State Competition, juried, Meridian, MS.
  • 2005 Bare Hands Art Gallery, Shine Show, Invitation, Birmingham, AL
  • 2003 Mudfire Gallery, Solo Show, Atlanta, GA
  • 1986 WARM National Exhibit of Women Artists – Juried, photography, Minneapolis, MN


  • Experience


  • 2010 – Present Owner, CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS in Art and Meditation
  • 2009 –2011 Owner/Founder, Stray Art Salon, LLP, Fine Art Group and Gallery
  • 2007--2009 Artist Coordinator, Art By The Lake, Deerwood Lake Art Show
  • 1998 – 2009 Owner, deb pottery, Sculptural and Narrative Objects
  • 1991 – 2006 Owner, Touchstone Transformation Therapies,
  • 1992 -- 1992 Soho Myriad Art Services, Corporate and Wholesale Design & Art Consultation
  • 1990 – 1991 EDL Associates, Corporate Art Consulting
  • 1989 – 1990 Associate Art Advisor, Artspace, Inc. a fine art and fine craft gallery
  • 1981 – 1989 Production Coordinator for Commercial Film, Video and Multi-Image
  • 1983 – 1989 President/Co-Owner Double Vision, Inc., Commercial Photography
  • 1985 – 1990 Founder/Owner Castleberry Artist Group, Annual Invitational Show


  • Education


  • 2007 Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Sculpture
  • 2003 Point Zero, Creativity Without Limits, Michele Cassou
  • 2001 - 2002 Transformation Painting, Crazy Moon Art Room, Montine Blanc
  • 2002 John C. Campbell Folk School, Altars and Sacred Forms
  • 2000 – 2001 Sandra Nissen, Muddy Fingers Pottery, Ceramic Arts
  • 1998 – 2001 Spruill Center for the Arts Education, Ceramic Arts
  • 1982 – 1983 Russell Manning Communications, Internship
  • 1981 – 1982 School of Communication Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1978 – 1980 University of Alabama in Birmingham, Fine Arts, Photography


  • Representation


    Soho Myriad Fine Art
    Corporate Design and Consultation,
    Atlanta, GA



    I’mDeb Paradise


    I look forward to bringing your ideas to life.

    Let's Talk