Debra Myers Woodward
I like to think of art as an opportunity to look at the world from a different perspective than we normally do in our day-to-day lives. My hope is that it provides a space of rest, beauty, and encouragement and that it also challenges the viewer to consider viewpoints other than those with which they are comfortable.
As a lifelong artist, I have explored many different mediums in making art–acrylic and oil paint, watercolors, ink, photography, graphite, soft and oil pastel, charcoal, clay, fiber, paper, wood, found objects, mixed media. I currently work with acrylic paints, pencil and pen, and photography. I received a BA in Studio Art from Principia College. I was a member of Phi Alpha Eta Honor Society and graduated with Highest Honors. I also attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, NM, and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. I had unique opportunities at each of these institutions and would not be the artist I am today without having attended them.
My foundational education in art came at an early age from my mother who while having never been represented by a gallery, was a working and selling artist nevertheless. She mainly worked in realism and painted many portraits for a diverse clientele. She taught me to see the world from the perspective of an artist. I owe so much to her.