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Philosophy

Est 1980

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 I have always pushed my art to the next level.  I want to improve upon what I have already done.  It is for this reason that my work has evolved over the past 35 years through so many subjects reflecting

Contemporary art, collector art piece, underwater figurative painting, by Deborah Chapin. Flaming Jade, 24x36 oil on linen canvas.
Contemporary art, collector art piece, underwater figurative painting, by Deborah Chapin. Flaming Jade, 24x36 oil on linen canvas.

the times I've lived in and the opportunities and limitations presented at any given time.  I believe in depicting those things which uphold life; light, air, water and the indomitable human spirit.

My Online Studio is an extension of my studio.  I offer fine art in original oil paintings on linen and also canvas prints of favorite original pieces. Most of my originals in the past 20 years have been painted en plein air ( on location).  I have lectured and made film presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, exhibited at the Carousel de Louvre, and museums through out the world see by exhibition history at http://gallery.deborahchapin.com/exhibition-history-of-35-years-in-paint-by-deborah-chapin/

The next 30 years I expect to be doing a combination of unusual underwater portraits / figurative paintings and collector’s favorite, my beach scenes with people. If you have questions feel free to ask.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Art - Book of Water Project

Women In Art, Contemporary Realism, underwater figurative painting, "Holding up the Sky", by Deborah Chapin
Women In Art, Contemporary Realism, underwater figurative painting, "Holding up the Sky", by Deborah Chapin

New Collection of Portrait and Figurative Work in /on / around water. I have been painting on the edge between realistic and abstract for a long time. That said the subject of water seems to by the common thread throughout my 35 years of painting, whether painting meander of the sea pieces, surf or kids on the beach the real meets the abstraction of the water many times. It is that part which has made it interesting for me and been a source of art for collectors around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ephemeral, 24x36 oil on linen by Deborah Chapin
Ephemeral, 24x36 oil on linen by Deborah Chapin

Check out the Collection of Underwater Portraits and Figurative paintings, being developed as part of the Book of Water Collection.  A selection of Portraits and Figurative Pieces combine to create this progressive body of work as part of the Women Painting Women movement.

2016

Current Collection

A Series of Underwater Portraits and Figurative Underwater Paintings telling the story of who we are as women...

USA

BY DEBORAH CHAPIN

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