Deb Kline Ahern
I've enjoyed a life-long passion for art, entering and gaining recognition at several art shows early on. My study with Dale Boatman, an accomplished watercolorist, in Sierra Vista, Arizona, in the late 1970s, and my University studies in fine arts and art history, especially in Tuscany, Umbria, and Veneto, Italy and Egypt in the 1980s, helped me immeasurably to "see" vivid color in the world. After 30 years of living in Germany, I moved to Amelia Island in Florida and the terrain and light has once again changed my work. My works can be found in numerous private collections both in Europe and the United States
My art is multi-faceted in its origins and its media, in its subject and its style, constant and current - and ever-evolving. I am, at heart, a colorist who endeavors to capture the essence of the images in the world around me and it is my great pleasure to provide a glimpse of that world to others. I portray the images of my local areas, of my travels and of science and nature. I bring word play to the eye and impart a humanly unique value to my animals, plants and other beings and objects. I strive to find the essence of any subject, portraying it as simply as possible. I work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, linoleum print and metal leafing. I've made art since I can remember; I think visually, in images.