Deborah Meyer

Exhibit

November 10 – December 22, 2022

SMAC Gallery

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(Mailing address: PO Box 55)

 

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Sri Lanka in Watercolors

Deb’s artist statement on this exhibit: “I have always had an interest in art and now, in retirement, I can dedicate more time to a growing passion. I took an online class in watercolor portraits and people are my favorite subject.

“Sri Lanka in Watercolors” is also an opportunity for me to relive the time I spent in Sir Lanka on a mission trip 15 years ago. I traveled with 32 volunteers from Minnesota to help Sir Lankan coastal villages recover from the devastating tsunami that occurred December 26, 2004, following an earthquake off the shore of Indonesia. We were in Sir Lanka for four weeks in February of 2005.

Experiencing a different culture was enlightening as I am not a well traveled person. The people
I met were very gracious, even after losing most of what little they had. Their smiles and resilience was inspiring. As I was looking for painting ideas, I remembered the photos I had from this trip. Most of the ones that I used for reference photo so were taken by Paul Jackson of Monticello, MN. I use them with his permission.”

Deb Meyer received an Individual Emerging Artist grant in September of 2020 specifically to complete this series of paintings and requested funds to help with custom framing of 10 watercolor paintings, so that they can be displayed. .

She continues to exhibit locally and has many paintings in her collection in addition to this Sri Lanka series.

Deb lives in Madison, MN.

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