Deborah lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The wondrous New Mexico light and southwest setting provide the inspiration and opportunity to capture the images she loves in the western setting that is her heritage. Flowers, landscapes, wildlife, horses, ranches and farmlands inspire the images captured in oils.
From dawn to dusk, the light and scenery are inspiring here in Santa Fe, New Mexico: "The City Different, in the Land of Enchantment." It is easy to understand why so many artists are inspired to live and create here. The light is "different." Read More...
Flowers, landscapes, wildlife, horses, ranches and farmlands are recurring subjects in my paintings. In recent decades there is a renewed appreciation and partnership between people and the environment. Paintings...
Early fall brings blooms in both the natural grasslands and courtyard gardens. All of the flowers were found and photographed in my own yard.
The theme for Aki Matsuri 2019 Japanese Fall Festival was Longevity (chouju) The Way of the Turtle (Kame).
This young raven frequently visits the feeders nestled in the backyard juniper groves. When the sunlight strikes his feathers just right, it radiates an iridescent blue.
Spanish Market attracts both the local community and serious collectors from around the world. It is a colorful festival, featuring traditional art, music, dance performances, demonstrations, pageantry and regional food.
Bienividos a la fiesta de ¡VIVA MEXICO! The fiesta celebrates the music, arts, crafts, and food of Mexico.
The International Folk Art Market events now span eleven days! Folk art demonstrations begin with Meet the Makers, a post-market shopping opportunity.
The beautiful Cholla Cactus are abundant throughout our neighborhood and the Eldorado at Santa Fe area. They attract many of New Mexico’s native bees and other pollinators.
Spring rains bring wildflowers in the grasslands and along roadsides. Many of the common plants and flowers are easy to overlook while driving or biking.
Pancakes on the Plaza is one of our favorite summer traditions. It kicks off the first of many summer festivals in the Santa Fe area.
The theme for this year is Japanese Folktales, and the wonderfully rich cultural values passed down through the ages in both oral and written traditions
Dense flocks of Cedar Waxwings occasionally swoop into our berry-laden Oneseed Junipers (Juniperus monosperma).
Live raptors in the field! Hawks, falcons and eagles were the star performers as they were released to fly, chase lures, and possibly hunt wild prey (viewers be warned!).
I participated in two inspiring and instructive workshops with photographer Lisa Langell. The morning session, Create Beautiful Wildlife Images was a seminar. The afternoon workshop, Photographing Abstracts in Nature, consisted of hands-on field photography.
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation, MNMF, celebrated Member Day at the Coronado Historic Site located north of Albuquerque.
I wandered down into the backyard scouting locations for an outdoor still life with pumpkins and gourds. I disturbed this large Great Horned Owl perched in the junipers.
On the way home. What an incredible trip! Rome to Atlanta,
Our final group dinner with our "traveling family"
St. Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museum, The Pieta
Florence, Brunelleschi's Dome, the Uffizi with Michelangelo's David.
Drive from Venice to Florence. Live entertainment at dinner. Staying at IL Crocicchio.
Piazza San Marco. Day and evening in Venice. Piazza San Marco and St. Mark's Basilica, Academia, and Science & Art Museum.
On our gondola ride with friends and musicians tonight in Venice
Leaving Munich, through Austria to Venice, Italy. Pizza lunch in Egna.
Nymphenburg Palace and Haufbrau House and Glockenspiel.
Traveling to Munich. Our room at the King's Hotel. Beer museum and dinner.
Lauterbrunnen is set in a valley featuring rocky cliffs and the roaring, 300m-high Staubbach Falls.
Coach ride from Paris to Lauterbrunnen
Beaune Wine Region, France.
La Sainte-Chapelle, Notre Dame and view from our hotel, Tilsitt Etoile
Eiffel Tower, Louvre and night boat ride down the Seine
Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Roissy-En-France, France. Landing in Paris
We're on our way to Paris!