"Deborah Paris holds fast to the vision of the Hudson River School painters - that the American landscape is both sublime and divine."
Southwest Art Magazine, Artists to Watch, December 2004
Deborah Paris is an American landscape painter, printmaker and founder of The Landscape Atelier. Her moody, tonal paintings reflect an intense, intuitive connection to the natural world and its rhythms. She has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art and The Pastel Journal. In December 2004 she was named an Artist to Watch by Southwest Art Magazine. Her work has been shown at the Laguna Art Museum, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, the Panhandle-Plains Museum, the Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and the Gilcrease Museum.
Based on a foundation of intense and close observation, drawing, memory and imagination, her methods include indirect painting techniques such as glazing, scumbling, and velaturas to produce luminous works full of mystery and mood.
Since 2006 her work has been featured in three books, Landscapes of New Mexico and Texas Traditions (Fresco Fine Art Publications) and Plein Air New Mexico (Jack Richeson Art Publications). Her work is represented by galleries throughout the US and the UK.www.deborahparis.com
Robert Wellings- Teaching Assistant, Drawing-Painting Program and Online Class Instructor
Rob was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is currently residing with his wife and son in Chester County, PA. From 2009 to 2012 he studied at The Academy of Realist Art in Boston, MA and at Cambridge Street Studios in Philadelphia, PA. Rob then devoted his energies to the art of landscape and began exhibiting at juried art exhibitions and galleries. Wanting a more thorough education in the techniques of the landscape art tradition, Rob joined the Landscape Atelier at its inception in 2014. He is now represented by galleries in the US and in France, and also shows his work in invitational shows throughout the US.