Deborah E. Giese
Art has always been an important part of my life since the age of 4. I began my formal training after my first child was born. I have been influenced by artists who paint or have painted with thick paint loose strokes, and the palette knife such as Cezanne and Van Gogh.
My body of work is usually of familiar scenes and objects which I paint with emotional and visual honesty. I choose my subject matter, which brings me delight during the painting process and I hope will allow the viewer to peek a little into my soul.
I am a member and instructor of the Palos Verdes Art Center, The Artists' Studio of Palos Verdes, Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, California Art Club and past member of the La Jolla Art Association. I have shown my work in various galleries, exhibitions, and community venues. Many of my works are in private homes across the country and internationally. I am a native of Southern California and live with my husband, Doug, and English Lab, Henry. Currently, I spend most of my day painting in my art studio a few feet from my home.
"Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?"- A Galvanizing Art Challenge
Bondo Wyszsploski, arts writer, recently challenged 35 painters to go beyond our usual or known style of painting. I received a title created by Bondo from a wheel of fortune-""On Being Taught Ballet by Peter Pan". You can find this painting on my web. I also invite you to read more about the unique art challenge. You can read the evolution of my painting and view all 35 artists' paintings. Please go to the "Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?" website:
Deborah E. Giese