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Natural and Equestrian Subjects: Art by Debbie Hart


A painting of a rider on a white horseThe Show Horse

Debbie Hart was born in Wisconsin and currently lives and works in Illinois, where she creates photo-realistic paintings of natural and equestrian subjects. Debbie’s works utilize natural lighting and deep earthy colors to achieve a sense of brighter-than-life boldness.


An oil painting of a purple orchidPurple Orchid

 

I really enjoy the smooth, polished aesthetic of Debbie’s paintings. The artist seems to know exactly when to stop working a painting, creating finished images that retain the tiniest hint of the artist’s hand, while also exhibiting a fine attention to detail. In Debbie’s animal portraits and floral paintings, the artist tends to leave the background painted in a textured gradient, focusing both her attentions, and those of the viewer, on the subject.


A screen capture of Debbie Hart's art websiteThe front page of Debbie's art website

 

Debbie also sells many of her works as prints on household items like pillows and even T-shirts. I especially enjoy her selection of tote bags – it makes a great way to own a beautiful painting, and carry around with you wherever you go.


A tank top printed with a painting of a horseAndalusian Tank


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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