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         Women Artists of the West, Spring Online Show, 1st place                         (      

2021         Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland, WA, Solo Show

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, Friday Harbor, WA, Solo Show

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  


Leo Lambiel Museum, Eastsound WA

Swedish Hospital, Seattle WA

Google, Seattle WA

St. Michaels Medical Center, Silverdale WA