Deborah Webster is a mixed media artist living on Anna Maria Island, off the Gulf Coast of Florida. Her work is inspired by life at the water’s edge, creating images of the movement of water and other natural elements.
Deborah's undergraduate training focused on psychology and art. She holds a master's degree in painting and has received various grants and awards for arts-in-education programs developed during her teaching career in a New York state inner city high school. She was the recipient of an NEA sponsored residency at the Art Institute of Chicago for two summers and in 2007, Deborah was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study aboriginal art as she traveled through Australia. She received the Fulbright Project of the Year in 2008.
Her work has been exhibited in several solo shows as well as numerous juried and invitational exhibits in local and national galleries. In 2002, Deborah was the subject of a PBS documentary, "Horses: Saratoga Style". She lived in Hawaii for several years as an Artist-in-Residence both at the Kalani Honua Cultural Center on the Big Island and the Keapana Center in Kauai. Her adventures and experiences in Hawaii, Australia,Italy, and most recently, on the island of Anna Maria serve as the inspiration for her work. Currently, she is the owner of Artspace Anna Maria Island, a working studio and gallery.
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