About the Artist

Debra Lee

I can’t remember a time I wasn’t drawing. I have just added to my skills and knowledge along the way. What you see is a culmination of a lifetime of expressing and interpreting my life through my art.

My paintings begin by intuitively creating an abstract composition using fluid acrylics in layers. Texturizing each layer with a different color and objects; scrapers, sponges, cards, stencils or lace and fabrics. I will then “live with the painting” until I see images in it that start to compose into objects or animals. I refine the images as they ‘speak’ to me and I feel there is a symbolic story being told.

It always amazes me how each viewer will interpret the painting in their own individual way. There have always been two things that I have found comfort in since I was a small child, drawing and animals. I guess it was inevitable that the two would merge in my life and make me an artist that finds inspiration from nature and animals.

If you are interested in viewing my work in person, see my Art Fair Schedule

Art Show Awards

2019 Green Bay Art Street Festival

Downtown Green Bay, WI – Award of Merit

It was a great weekend! The weather was perfect, lots of nice people and great art. Best of all I was presented with an award of merit by the judges. This is a huge art fair with over 200 fine artists and there is stiff competition, so I am truly honored!

2012 Art Fair Award

Bergstorm-Mahler Arts Festival, Neenah. Honorable Mention

2008 Art Fair Award

Spring Green Art Fair, Spring Green. Honorable Mention

2007 Art Fair Awards

Spring Green Art Fair, Spring Green. First Place: Painting

University Children’s Hospital. 3 paintings purchased

2005 Art Fair Award

Holy Hill Art Fair, Hubertus. Best of Show

2004 Art Fair Awards

Spring Green Art Fair, Spring Green. Second Place

Waukesha Art Festival, Waukesha. Third Place

2003 Art Fair Awards

Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh. First Place (Oil/Acrylic), Second Place (Watercolor), Purchase Award

Green lake Art Fair, Green lake. First Place (Mixed Media)

Heritage Art Festival, Fond du Lac. Award of Merit: Wildlife Exhibit

Holy Hill Art Fair, Hubertus. Best of Show