As a long time Pacific Northwest islander, Debbie Daniels creates large scale oil paintings of seascape details of the natural beauty around her. Captured movement plays a vital role in her work. In capturing movement, she hopes to expose a moment in time and provide something deeply personal to the viewer. Debbie’s paintings rarely have a horizon line so that the viewer is immersed in the up close details of our surroundings.
Inspired by the ocean paintings of 19th century Russian painter, Ivan Aivazovsky and modern master, Ran Ortner, Debbie will never tire of painting the sea. “There is always a freshness in the undulation of the waves, the whiteness of the foam of the breaker, the curl of the crested billow, and the frolicsome pursuit of every wave by its long train of brothers.” -Charles Spurgeon
Debbie works from her studio at Friday Harbor Atelier in Friday Harbor, WA.
When she is not painting, Debbie enjoys golfing, riding her motorcycle, and spending time with her family.
2021 The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Overland Park, KS (Honorable Mention)
2020 Flagler County Arts League, "Every Color Has a Story", Best of Show
2020 Amazon Storefronts, Seattle (sponsored by Shunpike)
2020 Waterworks Gallery Solo Show, Friday Harbor, WA
2020 San Juan Island Museum of Art, Artists Registry Show, People's Choice First Place Award
2017 Southwest Art Magazine
2017 Emerge Gallery, Equine Art Exhibit, Saugerties, NY
2015-18 Holiday Show, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA
2006 Northwest Art, Works on Paper, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle WA
2005 Northwest Art, Works on Paper, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle WA
2005 Colored Pencil Society of America, Juried Exhibition
SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Leo Lambiel Museum, Eastsound WA
Swedish Hospital, Seattle WA
Google, Seattle WA
St. Michaels Medical Center, Silverdale WA