Born in the Territory of Alaska in 1953, Deborah Poore was raised on her family’s homestead beside the Kenai River at Eagle Rock, surrounded by the wilds of forest, marshland, and critters. Her days are filled with art; whether corresponding, quilting, drawing, painting or playing with two precious wee granddaughters, art is her constant companion.
In the artist's words, "the paintings in this show were inspired by garden flowers and wildflowers that surround us, even some of those we habitually overlook...With this series, I’ve primarily used palette knives with water-mixable oils for the broad texture and layered colors I prefer. I especially enjoy a context that includes shadows, reflection, the “bounce” of light, and mysterious depths. Hinting at time and place. I believe art is a gift we exchange for experiencing life. We live, and we create beauty. We give it away. A universal form of currency. An offering."
Gallery opening is scheduled for Friday, October from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at HCOA, 355 W. Pioneer. The exhibit will be up all month; gallery is open 1:00 – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.