Deborah Paris

Deborah Paris is an American landscape painter. Her moody, tonal paintings reflect an intense, intuitive connection to the natural world and its rhythms. Based on a foundation of intense and close observation, drawing, memory and imagination, and indirect painting techniques, she produces luminous works full of mystery and mood.
She has been featured in Art of the West, American Painting Video Magazine, American Artist, Southwest Art, The Pastel Journal and Professional Artist 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, The National Wildlife Museum, and the Gilcrease Museum.

She is the founder of The Landscape Atelier, her teaching studio, and the author of the popular blogs Deborah Paris -A Painting Life and Field Notes, the blog of The Landscape Atelier.

Her work is represented by galleries throughout the US. When she isn’t painting or teaching, Deborah is an avid walker, birder, naturalist, reader and writer. She lives and works in northeast Texas with her husband, two dogs and two cats.

Rob Wellings

Robert Wellings- Teaching Assistant, Drawing-Painting Program and Online Class Instructor
Robert Wellings is a painter residing in Mount Desert, Maine. Rob's paintings and drawings of the landscape evoke feelings of mystery, a sense of place both timeless and familiar. From 2009 to 2012 he studied classical drawing at The Academy of Realist Art in Boston and at Cambridge Street Studios in Philadelphia. Pursuing his love of landscape painting, Rob sought a contemporary practitioner and began his studies with Deborah Paris as a student in her newly formed Landscape Atelier. He completed the program in 2015 and is currently a teacher in the Landscape Atelier Drawing and Painting Program. Rob's work is collected throughout the United States and internationally.