Private Collection, Sold Original Oil Paintings Archives. No Contest, 22x30 plein air oil, Brittany series, Deborah Chapin. Exhibited at National Arts Club writeup
These original oil paintings on canvas was painted on location in Brittany.   I focused on the coastals, beach and surf and storm paintings all looking for the design elements for the subject. Kids were everywhere so I just returned when they were about and added to the scene. Original href=”https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/contact-2/”>Contact the Artist

About the Storm Paintings:

Painting storm paintings and surf pieces have been one of my favorite subjects, because I believe the ocean is its most beautiful just before and just after storms have passed through.  Colors are intense and the range of wind and wave action create fabulous effects.  Here is a video portion of my talk in the Smithsonian American Art Museum on the painting No Contest seen above.  I have saved this piece is part of my private collection.

Of Sea and Surf en Plein Air, Storm Paintings by Deborah Chapin
Smithsonian American Art Museum Talk by Deborah Chapin

About the Brittany Beach Paintings:

I painted 7 years in France from 1991-1998 5 of those included projects painted in Brittany France. I had continuous showings of these works each year as well as work from other locations in France during this period. I loved the Brittany coast and in particular the rugged surf and coastal pieces but also the tranquil nature of peace and rest associated with the beach. In painting over 150 original oil paintings which included abstract marines, coastals, harbor scenes, sandy beach paintings I also painted a significant number of scenes with people, houses and local life.

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 my Exhibition History
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