Once Was Home
12 x 9 in.
plein air oi.

“An old abandoned house stands hollow in the late winter landscape. During the painting process, imaginings of the one-time inhabitants and their lives brings substance and mood to the painting.”

This painting will be showing in Plein Air Painters of New Mexico‘s 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition: November 7-29, 2020, at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery, 119 Kit Carson Rd., Taos, New Mexico 87571, 575-758-3255.

“Aiming to capture and relay an emotional connection, my process involves being in the moment, observing, feeling and interpreting the story of the day—with a playful and reverent spirit.”

Born in the U.S., Lamya Deeb grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, becoming a witness to that country’s devastating civil war. Travels in Europe and the Middle East also exposed her to the great art and scenic beauty of those regions. Those experiences have had profound impact on her life and work.

Formerly a graphic designer and illustrator, Deeb has painted the landscape “en plein air” since 2006, and has studied with prominent artists in the landscape and still-life genres.

At home in the small town of Niwot, Colorado, her work is represented by Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, and by Osmosis Art Gallery and Fly Away Home Decor in Niwot.

Deeb has shown her work as a member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Plein Air Artists Colorado, Pastel Society of Colorado, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, The American Impressionist Society, and Oil Painters of America. Her paintings have received numerous awards.

See more of Lamya Deeb’s paintings in oil and pastel on her website at lamyadeebfineart.com. There, you can also keep in touch and be informed of upcoming events when you sign up to receive her e-newsletter. And, be sure to follow Deeb’s artistic journey on Instagram and Facebook!