Deborah Ann Kirkeeide

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My name is Deborah Ann Kirkeeide (Deb), I'm a visual artist, a painter. I live in Minnesota and work from my home studio.

I paint primarily in oils working on small surfaces, such as gessobord and canvas panels. I paint subjects that make me smile, they can be everyday ordinary objects, people, animals, flowers or scenes. Sometimes they have a bit of whimsy but mostly they have that little something extra that speaks to me. My paint style incorporates loose brush strokes and usually lots of color.

I'm inspired by the impressionistic painters and motivated by the Daily Painter Movement that is going on today whose philosophy is to paint small, to paint often, in order to become a more productive and creative artist.

When I first started painting in college eons ago I felt hopeless, frustration set in and I almost quit. It was a foreign way of thinking coming from a drawing and sculpting background. I did however graduate with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree in Painting and I have been painting off and on for over 40 years. I married and had children managing to paint occasionally. I worked as a professional illustrator for 13 years, then left that occupation to pursue other employment opportunities. I recently returned to oil painting in 2012 and plan to continue until I'm unable to lift the brush.

I love revealing the beauty in the little things that surround us everyday and we often miss in our hurry up lives.

Due to the limitations and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting.

(C) Deborah Ann Kirkeeide 2014