Deborah Shedrick’s work is vibrant, colorful, and full of texture. Utilizing a palette knife, rollers and assorted objects, she shapes color and builds texture in rhythmic patterns and brilliant eruptions. Stylistically she combines realism and abstractions as she forges a unique and distinctive expression that has found tremendous resonance with her audience. She lets the vivid tints take over, leaving her figures elongated and suggested in her vertical canvases with some collaged materials.
Having a passion for art since her childhood and completing her Masters of Science Degree in Psychology, she returned to her first love art as an adult. Shedrick lives and loves art. Essentially a self- taught artist she has been painting professionally since 1986, sharpening her skill through workshops and tutelage under prominent artists, has developed into a career of her artwork being used nation- wide in hotels, on book covers, television shows, and for fundraisers. Articles have been written about her work in several newspapers and magazines. She has been the recipient of numerous awards in invitational and juried art shows.
She defines her paintings as free-style, uniquely her own. Her passion for art shines through her work. She captures the nuance of a moment, with the celebration of color and energy. Her artwork strikes a harmonious cord from a universal perspective and she is part of collections throughout the United States and abroad.
In pursuing her philanthropic goals she commissions work for WATCH (What About The Children) a non- profit organization, with a mission to make a major contribution to preventing and ending child abuse by educating and empowering children and adults within communities.
“I am a representative of our ancestors, bringing attention to their beauty and divine spirit”
Born: Opelika, Alabama
Style/ Medium: Impressionistic/ Figurative Abstract, Mixed Media
Artistic Inspiration: Life and Love, The beauty of God’s creation
Artistic Influence: Collectors of my artwork
Formal Education: Masters Degree in Psychology
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