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.