Debra Joy Groesser

Artist Bio

I have a quote by Andrew Wyeth on the wall above my easel in my studio.  It says “I believe one’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.” That quote describes perfectly my passion for painting, especially plein air landscape painting. Being outside, in God’s creation, provides me with endless inspiration for my work. It also allows me to combine my love of the “great outdoors” with my love of painting. Because it’s necessary to work quickly and intuitively “en plein air” due to the fleeting light and constantly changing conditions, there is a freshness about these paintings that is difficult to duplicate in the studio. Painting from life, you are able to see subtle color nuances and values that are not possible to see when working from photographs. Careful observation of these subtleties has taught me how to
capture the essence of a place…the atmosphere, the light, the mood.  Plein air painting is much more than just a literal translation of the scene in front of you. My goal is to render my subjects in such away that the viewer will feel what I felt,  what attracted me to the subject in the first place. Everything you experience out in the field goes into your painting…sounds, smells, wind, weather, your emotions and reactions, your love for the place…it all becomes a part of the work. It is a very spiritual experience for me.

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Day One

Name:Day One
Size:12x12 Inches

Day Two

Name:Day Two
Size:8 x 16

Day Three

Name:Day Three
Size:9 x 12