My very first memory related to art was my first day of school and I was given paper and crayons and was told to draw a picture. I colored a happy sun with sunrays not touching the sun and then I was told the rays “always” touch the sun by another student who was much older than I. ( I was 5 years old ! ) Well as if it was yesterday , I certainly told that person it just was not true !!
When I am in that special place, it is a wonderful feeling ! I find beauty in everything … even on a rusty old car that has been “forgotten” in an old field.
In early 2012 , I was recognized for my portraits and was awarded the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame next portrait artist . I was chosen out of thirteen other artists . There has only been two other artists since 1970 who have done the charcoal drawings , so I am very honored !
I am truly grateful for my creative life I have and cannot wait to see what my future will unfold !
“If I could not paint…I could not breathe “
Debb Ferris Bates Artist