Deborah Quinn-Munson

by Sarah Judson May 23, 2013

Massachusetts artist Deborah Quinn-Munson has lived along the northeastern seaboard her whole life, and the subjects of her oil and pastel paintings are often the rocks, marsh, sea and sky. What might easily become a cliché has become a fresh view, with vivid colors and dramatic compositions bordering on abstraction. Shown here are two small oil sketches, 6"x6" and 6"x12". She often uses knives to create a lively, dynamic surface, a counterpoint to the serene vistas. She also does much larger paintings, up to 48" on a side, as shown in this view of part of the Healing Art Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. She's written an article in the September 2012 issue of The Artist's Magazine, and she was featured on the cover of the March 2011 issue. Professional memberships include the Pastel Society of America, Salmagundi Club, Copley Society of Art and Providence Art Club. Deborah is a Signature Member of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and Connecticut Pastel Society. Here is a link to a recent pastel workshop she gave at the Foxboro Art Association. Often, she'll use pastel over an oil wash, as in this 18"x24" piece, below, entitled Sundance.

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