Deborah Elmquist, is an award winning Classical Realist, Contemporary Realist, Fine Arts oil painter. Deborah began her formal study of fine art early in life at Orlando Junior College with then Professor Ralph L. Bagley (a long time Winter Park, Florida artist and teacher). but she can't remember a time in her life when she didn't draw and paint, working to become the painter she is today. Deborah received a Fine Arts Degree from Orlando Junior College, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, a Masters degree from Rollins College (Winter Park, FL), and a Doctorate degree from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), all while becoming one of Florida's best representational artists. When describing her paintings, Deborah explains, "The focus of my work is strong light and shadow shapes that create drama for the viewer. My backgrounds are varied in tone and detail, with attention to foreground design and the use of negative space. I work to convey a special mood, thought, or feeling related to the subject matter of the painting. Ultimately my goal is to create a painting that is meaningful to the viewer, beautiful to see, and communicates what inspires me to paint. My works are narrative and emotional in nature and at the same time classical in composition, design, and painting technique."
"Misty Blue" 22 x 28 Oil $5250.00
"Sky Blue" 36 x 36 Oil $7800.00