DEBRA VAN TUINEN
"My intention through my work is to create a reverence for landscapes, the earth, and consciousness that feeds me physically, emotionally, and spiritually."
Artwork Price Range: $1,000 - $12,000
Debra Van Tuinen’s work breathes life through abstraction and light. Her landscapes evoke a translucent emotion with the utilization of an encaustic medium; the wax layered pigments emanate bright light and pearlescent movement. Inspired by the landscapes of the great Northwestern United States, Debra strives to create a consciousness of the earth through her paintings.
In each of Debra's brushstrokes, a meditative carelessness founds the underpainting of every single canvas. She embraces the techniques of Japanese sembyo style, described as painting without fear or hesitation. Debra prefers larger canvases in order to allow this spiritual freedom to roam uninhibited.
Debra's career spans over 40 years as a painter, printmaker, teacher and art advocate. Her vision and innovative use of materials has been recognized by private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She was invited to the Florence Biennale in 2004 and selected for Art in Embassy 2009-2011 and 2016. Her work was recently published in the 100 Artists of the Northwest. Her museum and corporate collections include the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Hilton Hotels, Nordstrom, and Kaiser Medical to name a few.
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