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Les Vagues (the waves)-abstract marine art- waterscape- Deborah Chapin, Seascape , marine art, marine artist

This abstract marine art painting was painted on location is a large plein air oil.   The subject is a large abstract marine art or waterscape.   A short video was filmed while I was painting in Brittany doing this 21x34 oil painting on linen canvas.


Abstract Marine are a study in pure line and color, can be ranging from a coastal with rocks and surf to an out to sea seascape with nothing but water and no horizon line. I have been painting these paintings since 1990 and love the form color and shush of the water. Water is and will prove to be one of our most valuable natural resource as the oceans are constantly changing I intend to continue painting this viable and lively source of subject matter. Contact Us About A Piece please include the title in your subject line.


About the Artist: My Online Studio is an extension of my studio. When you enter you are entering my studio but without the housekeeping. 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 Louvre, and museums through out the world see by exhibition history at Deborah Chapin's Website Studio
The next 30 years I expect to be doing a combination of unusual water portrait work and collector’s favorite, my beach scenes with people. If you have questions feel free to ask.
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Exhibition History ~ Deborah Chapin

Other Original Marine/ Coastal Paintings Available

Abstract Surf Painting, Abstract Beach Painting, Wall Art, seascape, Plages des Blanche Roches

By Deborah Chapin | December 2, 2019 |

This is a Fine Art Abstract Surf Painting, and original oil painting entitled “Plages des Blanches Roches” (beach of white rocks) Painted in Brittany during my 7 years of painting in France.  A beautiful Wall Art of abstract surf painting subject matter.

Surf Painting, Museum Piece, Canvas Print Blue Indigo by Deborah Chapin

By Deborah Chapin | September 21, 2019 |

Blue Ribbon Work ~ Private Collection Surf Painting, Fine Art, Beach Scene, Canvas Print “Blue Indigo” by Deborah Chapin This Surf Painting, Beach Scene is a Fine Art Canvas Print printed from an original oil painting.  Blue Indigo original painting was painted on location in Brittany. This piece was exhibited at the Ketterer Kunst in Germany and in a one-person exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York and was presented in a Smithsonian American Art Museum in a video talk.  This Original is in a Private Collection Limited Edition Canvas Print.   21×34 same as the original… All Canvas Prints are printed on 100% cotton canvas with archival pigment inks, the same pigments used in making oil paintings.  Canvas come un-stretched ready for your framer.  

Surf Painting, Les Vagues (the waves) Original Art, by Deborah Chapin

By Deborah Chapin | September 7, 2019 |

Original Art, Les Vagues (the waves), original plein air painting on linen canvas by Deborah Chapin, Marine art, Brittany France, Seascape , marine artist

“Les Vagues”, is original art, a marine art piece as part of group of plein air oil paintings of the coast in various types of weather, part of personal collection going into the gallery for sale.  


About the Process:  I like to paint several smaller paintings, original art as plein air paintings. working myself up to larger painting, as I learn the subject matter.  Gradually developing a portfolio which expresses the full character of the place.   This piece was painted along the Brittany Coast near Diben.  I believe that a place must be explored and appreciated and allowed to seep in at it’s own pace.   I am not a slam bam thankyou…. kind of artist.  In my opinion speed is antithetical to art.  I think deeply and like to delve into the nature of the place,  learning the nooks and crannies and developing a deep appreciation of its beauty.   Instant gratification is not my thing, staying during long visits of a month or more exploring the culture, the history and the people of a place is my type of exploration.

Please note that these are one-of-a-kind paintings, this piece come with a 3.5″ x3″ hardwood moon gold leaf frame, I sell my work directly to the collectors thus am able to sell at lower prices than my peers who pay steep gallery commissions. Top paintings in my collection can go for double this price and still be priced fairly in the marketplace. Please see my credentials.

 Contact Us About This Piece please include the title in your subject line. Landscape prints on canvas.

Discoveries on the Beach Paintings on Canvas, Print, 21×34

By Deborah Chapin | February 2, 2019 |

The original was painted on location in Brittany.  I focused on the fresh water run offs in my beach painting that was the design elements for the subject.  Kids were everywhere so I just returned when they were about and added to the scene.  This piece was exhibited in a one-person exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York.   Original Available for $9500 contact the studio through our contact page

Marine Art, Surf Painting, Large Wall Art, Seascape, Vague Contra Les Roches (Waves against the Rocks)

By Deborah Chapin | March 10, 2015 |

Marine Art, Surf Painting from original plein air painting by Deborah Chapin, Brittany. A Beautiful Abstract Marine, presented @ Smithsonian American Art Museum.