oil painting of small structure sitting on edge of pond with red barn on the background
Debra Joyce Dawson, “Sitting Pretty,” oil on linen, 10 x 8 in., won 2nd Place & Artists Choice Award at the 2022 Ohio Plein Air Society Competition. Available through artist

Debra Joyce Dawson: I paint what I like: light falling on form, abstract compositional patterns that jump out at me, colors and shapes, an old farmhouse or barn may be painted repeatedly until the day I return, and it’s gone. My favorite subjects include water, low tide, old architectural shapes, dress shop windows, and people wearing interesting clothes. I aim for a surface quality from transparent to impasto applied with a brush or palette knife.

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oil painting of cloudy over of cliff hills by ocean
Debra Joyce Dawson, “July Morning, Cliffs of Moher,” oil on linen, 8 x 10 in. Available through artist
oil painting of luscious green field with house nearby, and wooden fence going from one end of canvas to the other
Debra Joyce Dawson, “Ann’s World, Slate Run Living History Farm”, oil on RayMar Panel, 10 x 12 in. Available through artist