Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Artist Profile~Debra Hurd

Debra Hurd
I recall vividly the first oil painting I saw by Debra Hurd, some years back. It has haunted me and I've never forgotten it. It was a lovely bouquet of flowers. You know how much I love flowers but this beautiful bouquet had paint running down from the top. Just dripping wet paint. I thought at the time, what a way to ruin a lovely painting. But I was wrong. It wasn't ruined. Debra masterfully painted a beautiful floral arrangement and then went ahead and showed the viewer how fragile beauty is and how fleeting.

Debra is my artist profile this week and on Fineartamerica and she has a gorgeous, loose style using thick paints and lots of movement. Her Tango painting is one of my favorites. Ohhh, if only I could tango! Yes. I love the tango.
Tango Oil Painting by Debra Hurd
Her bio states that
"Art and music are my passions but it's all art to me.

Latin Jazz
Internationally acclaimed artist Debra Hurd studied art at both Southern University in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. For 15 years she was a graphic designer in Florida and Austin, Texas. 

She is also an accomplished pianist, having studied music since early childhood. Debra's wild boogie-woogie and honky-tonk style still finds her in the recording studios and at live performances in Austin. She loves jazz, classical, and salsa styles, too." 

Check her fine art here
Maybe I'll learn to tango, one day;)

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