“My mother was a brilliant artist who almost never painted. I couldn't paint a straight line to save my life. I used to say that if I had her talent, I would never stop painting. She told me I could do anything I wanted to do if I tried. Mom died in 2006 and, in 2007 to prove her wrong, I took an oil painting class. I came home and showed my husband my creation and said, ‘I guess I can paint.’ I haven't stopped since,” Deborah likes to explain.
Deborah feels that one advantage of not being professionally trained is that she has no guilt about trying new things. She loves color and is not afraid of pairing color in unusual ways. She captures a three-dimensional look to her work by layering paint; then she uses acrylic polymers for a real crazy look. Oftentimes, this gives a surreal look for her work which creates an almost photographic feeling to her art. Deborah has won numerous awards including first places for her work “The Beach at Ponce” and “Snowfall in Central Park.” Her painting “Stairway to Lighthouse Heaven” has appeared on the cover of Halifax Magazine and her work “A Couple of Gulls” has appeared in Thrive Magazine’s annual calendar in Louisiana.
She is a member of the Art Guild of Ponce Inlet, Art Consortium of Volusia County and the Artists of Ponce Inlet.
SeaCasas in Flagler Beach offers several Deborah Boyd exclusive originals on display and for sale.