Still Waters
10 x 20 in.
oil on linen panel

This piece is entitled “Still Waters.” The scene is the view from the public beach in Ephraim, Wisconsin in Door County. This scene is always the first painting I do each year during the Door County Plein Air Festival. This year, with the festival going virtual, I painted this in the studio from plein air studies and reference photos.

Ralston, Nebraska artist Debra Joy Groesser is best known for her impressionistic landscape paintings, particularly her plein air work. Debra is the CEO/President and a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, a Master Signature member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, a Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and American Plains Artists, and an artist member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and the Salmagundi Club, New York.

Debra’s ability to render emotion, mood and to capture the spirit of her subjects draws collectors worldwide to her work. “Painting is such a spiritual experience for me. Nothing inspires me more than being out on location, capturing the subtle nuances of color, light and atmosphere that can only be achieved by painting from nature. When I find a subject that triggers a strong emotional response in me, I know that is what I have to paint. My greatest satisfaction is when the viewer has that same emotional response I did.”

Debra is also well known for her portrait work. Her most visible portrait commission to date hangs at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center…a 4×6 foot portrait of Richard and Mary Holland, commissioned by Omaha Performing Arts.

Debra has participated in countless juried and invitational exhibitions across the country. She is a frequent speaker and demo artist at schools, art and community events, and radio blog talk shows. She served on the faculty of the Plein Air Convention in 2014, 2015, 2018 and will again in 2020. Debra’s work has been featured in several national art publications and has a brand-new instructional video, Understanding the Effects of Light, available through Liliedahl Videos.

Debra is represented by:
SouthWind Art Gallery in Topeka, Kansas
Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado
The Mission Gallery in St. George, Utah
Montgomery-Lee Fine Art in Park City, Utah

Debra Joy Groesser Fine Art in Ralston, Nebraska
5615 S. 77th St, Ralston, NE 68127
(402) 592-6552

Visit or email [email protected] for more information about Debra and her work.