Debi L. Drew is a visual artist and art educator. She considers her artistic talent God given and strives to do her best in everything she creates. She received BA degrees in Psychology and Visual Communications. Both her MA and PhD are in Art Education.
Realistic drawing/painting, portraiture, abstract painting, pen and ink, ceramics on the wheel and hand building are some of her favorite ways to create. In 2009 she started experimenting with polymer clay and got hooked! It began with jewelry, 3-D masks and a few mixed media wall hangings. Since then, statement piece jewelry, larger wall art, boxes and mosaics have been added to her polymer clay list of possibilities. She also enjoys teaching visual art and polymer clay classes and workshops.
Debi regularly participates in themed shows at the Gallery, and there is always a display of her work in one of the Gallery rooms. She also leads art workshops for adults at the Gallery on subjects that include acrylic pours, fabric art, metal embossing, printmaking, and textual art.
Debi also regularly attends Last Friday art walks and other Gallery special events -- stop by to meet her and her work, and learn about her process and motivation!
"I started taking pictures at a young age. My first camera was a 620 roll film camera. I graduated from Antonelli’s School of Photography with an Associate’s degree.
"I like anything that my mind decides is photogenic – most often mechanical things, nature, and occasionally people."
Stop by the Gallery to meet David and talk butterflies, trains and travel, and, of course, photography from dark room to digital.