Debra Dobkin

ART Worked
Photo montage and mixed media on wood panel 
36” h x 24” w x 7/8” d

A Crown Of Green Leaves
Acrylic and mixed media on wood panel 
30” h x 24” w x 2” d
Red Dancer
Photo montage and mixed media on wood panel
24” h x 20” w x ¾” d
Desert Window
Photo montage and mixed media on wood panel
30” h x 24” w x 2” d
White Birds
Photo montage and mixed media on wood panel
24” h x 20” w x ¾” d

Artist Statement

I was schooled in the style of classical painters but my approach to the canvas comes from an improvisational point of reference much like that of a group of musicians creating a piece of music. My paintings and mixed media pieces are inspired by my love of color, textures and by original photos taken on my travels. They evolve through a combination of painting, photography, printmaking, and collage to convey a captured moment in time.

Education

2002-05  Studies  UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA
1972-75  Studies  Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
1969-71  Studies  Washington University in St. Louis, MO
1965-68  Studies  Village Art School, Chicago, IL
1959-61  Studies  Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Bio

Debra Dobkin got her start as a young artist in the Art Institute of Chicago children’s program. She has been creating art and music in Los Angeles since 1976. In addition to pursuing a life in the visual arts, she is  an accomplished percussionist/drummer, having played on hundreds of recordings and performed in concert settings around the world. While traveling and playing music professionally, she has continued to study, draw, photograph and paint. Her work now holds the richness of those experiences. 

Dobkin has exhibited in Los Angeles, around the US and internationally. In February 2020 her painting A Crown Of Green Leaves was awarded first prize in a juried exhibit at San Fernando Valley Art & Cultural Center. She currently resides in the greenish pastures of Studio City, CA.

 Contact Email    

 debradobkin@me.com

Website              

www.art.debradobkin.com