Debbie Flood was brought up on an Appaloosa Horse farm, in Maine, where she started riding at the age of 3. She continued to ride and work with the horses until her early 20’s. During those early years, she also kept drawing and painting the horse, and to this day, she still paints that love of the horse and the bonds that humans have with them. Flood’s bright colors, yet strong attention to detail and the ability to handle watercolor with an emotional twist, along with an extensive knowledge of horse anatomy and behavior, has Collectors actively seeking her work throughout the United States and Internationally. Flood is known for whimsical yet accurate details of children and adults interacting with horses in a Western setting. Though she hails from the Eastern side of the USA, living in Maine, she is drawn to paint the Western landscape and subject matter. Her goal is to portray the emotional bond between horse, human and the land. Flood has been traveling to New Mexico and Arizona in the summer of 2011 to see firsthand what the land has to offer and she has come back with new insight and meaning for future paintings. Flood also has had Gallery ‘solo’ and ‘Invitational group’ exhibits, which she attended, while in those two States. Studying the play of light on colors, out on the land, and painting everyday has brought her paintings to a new professional level.
Flood also enjoys working and networking with other artists. She enjoys many art genres, and because of this love of art, she founded the International Equine Artists in September of 2010. Here Flood mentors and helps to promote the artists at all levels in their career through a public website, Blogs and a private member’s forum online. Flood is the administrator of the group and curates online member exhibits, and helps the artists to network and market their art.
Self taught, on going study and research.
Watercolor workshops with Carol Sebold, at theFarnsworthArt Museum,Rockland,Maine1987
Watercolor workshop with Maude Olson, at theFarnsworthArt Museum,Rockland,Maine1986
Painting and Drawing, with Anne Rowe, at theFarnsworthArt Museum,Rockland,Maine1985
Landscape & Portraiture in Oils, 2 Diplomas, with the KachinaSchool of Art,Arizona1983-84
*Founder and Administrator of the International Equine Artists. 2010 – ongoing
*National Association of Women Artists,NY,NY. Full Member since 2007
*National Watercolor Society, Associate Member 2010-2011
* Texas Watercolor Society 2011
*Contemporary Fine Art International 2011 Professional Level
Duck-Trap Woodworking Gallery,Lincolnville,Maine(Wildlife & Coastal Genre)
Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery, Angel Fire, New MexicoBe sure to visit Debbie’s website to see her latest work, and find out how you can own one of her fabulous paintings. http://www.debfloodart.com