Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Debra Hill has been selected as one of the four winning artists of the gallery’s recent 24th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition. Debra will now have a month-long solo art exhibition and she will be featured on the gallery’s front page, in the Gallery’s YouTube Channel, as well as in the “Solo Art Series” Archives.

Debra Hill is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist based in New York, USA. She will now be promoted by the gallery with an extensive public relations campaign.

For this solo exhibition, the Gallery will distribute, promote and circulate press releases to hundreds of major news outlets with guaranteed inclusion on Google News & Bing News. The Gallery will also provide social media distribution through LST gallery’s broad social media network.

In addition, as part of her award package, Debra will also be featured on the gallery’s YouTube Channel and with an event postcard.

The “Solo Art Series” is a series of monthly solo art exhibitions for established artists who have a body of work to present to the public.  Artist participants were asked to submit the following 3 components for the “Solo Art Series” competition: 1. Their art.  2. Their artist biography.  3.  Their artist statement.  These elements were evaluated and judged, which resulted in the selection of the artists who will be featured in individual month-long solo art exhibitions.  This was the 24th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition that the gallery has conducted.

Below are Debra’s Artist Biography, her Artist Statement, along with 18 of her paintings.  We hope that you will take the time to read Debra’s information and to take a look at her beautiful “Bather Series” of paintings.

Artist Biography

From the intense, diverse energy of New York, Debra creates powerful narrative works drawn from her imagination. Her work is bold, whimsical, colorful and symbolic. Her color palette is inspired by the intense light of the southern hemisphere of her youth. Under vivid blue skies, nature’s colors pulsate with life. She is drawn to the unnatural juxtaposition of images and fantasy. Whimsy is often expressed through symbolic use of native birds. If studied closer these become the energy, the clue as to the tone of the narrative. Debra uses the exotic floral natives, like the Waratah, morphed with the human form to create haunting yet striking images.

Originally from Sydney, Australia, she grew up a bare foot youth exploring nature in all its' forms. A pencil or paintbrush her voice. Debra then went on to study life drawing and portraiture at The Paddington Art School in Sydney. Her fascination with the figure combined with her passion for dance led to dynamic figurative pieces where the subject almost leaps off the canvas. Executed in oil on canvas her stimulating symbolic paintings are rich with vibrant color. Early in her career she took to travel overseas, settling for a year in Mexico to devote to her art. Around that time her work became infused with an almost decorative carnival quality. This led to paintings now held in private collections internationally.

Artist Statement

My bather series places an unposed figure in a surreal cocoon of nature. My creative language are the ocean inlets and vegetation of my Australian roots. I chose a vintage bather in my series to reflect a timelessness. There's a longing for a world that used to feel safe. I chose expressive color to enhance the mood of the narrative. The Native Portrait series is an expression of years of being masked. The Australian native birds chosen for each portrait, speaks to the personality of the sitter, their face hidden behind the floral mask.

Debra’s work can be viewed on her website.

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To see more “Solo Art Series” winning artists, please visit our Solo Art Exhibition Archives.

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