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Artist of the Month - October 2014
Debra Huse

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Debra Huse

An astute plein air painter, Debra Huse paints the magnificent beauty she finds along the coast of Southern California. "I've been blessed with the talent of seeing and the passion for painting," she says. "I strive to capture the beauty of the moment, the poetry of the atmosphere, and the notes of colorful light with the spontaneity and energy of an intrigued painter."


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Sailor's Delight
Oil on canvas
36 " x 36"

Huse became interested in sketching and painting at an early age. When she was just 10 years old she began taking classes with a professional painter. One year later she was awarded a scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute where she attended summer classes. She continued to take art classes while in high school, and was pleased to be accepted into the fine-arts department at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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Harbor Moonsparkle
Oil on canvas
18 " x 24"

After graduating from college, Huse was hired to assist C. W. Mundy in creating illustrations of sports stars like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. She worked as a freelance art director for a while and then landed a full-time position with Saatchi & Saatchi, a global advertising firm located in Newport Beach, California. "I was young and I thought I would go to California for a year and then return home to Indiana," Huse says. But today, 27 years later, she calls Basin Marine Shipyard in Newport Beach her artistic home.

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Newport Harbor Evening
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"

Debra Huse is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, American Impressionist Society, Pastel Society of America, and Laguna Plein Air Painters. She is also a member of the Southern California Plein Air Painters, Hoosier Salon, Oil Painters of America, California Art Club and a small prestigious international group called Realism Without Borders. She is represented by the Debra Huse Gallery which also includes some of the finest contemporary artists in the country. Huse is also represented by Knowlton Gallery and Village Galleries in Maui.


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Debra Huse painting en plein air

More about Debra Huse

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