ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Deb Klics
Deb Klics was born on a farm in Southern Alberta and currently resides in Strathmore, Alberta. Her inspiration stems from the vast array of texture and colour in the fields and rolling hills throughout the
seasons. Her artistic pursuits began in early childhood with painting and dancing. After high school, she attended the University of Lethbridge, completing a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in Art.
Deb enjoys plein air painting, the process of painting on location out of doors surrounded by the landscape, and her emphasis is on painting those places she would like to relax with a cup of tea while listening to the cheerful song of birds, the rustling of autumn leaves and the babbling of water against rocks. Art for Deb has always been a form of self-expression, focusing on the forms of landscape painting along with abstract mixed-media collage using tissue, acrylic, writing and pastel. She believes that painting and collage are a way to connect to nature and to her inner self.
She continues to refine her skills through membership with the Wheatland Society of Arts of Strathmore, through working with Kindergarten students, and through the exhibits she enjoys with other artists in and around Calgary. Her work will be exhibited at the Airdrie Public Library until December 31, 2013.
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