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Deborah DuPont


Artist's Biography

Deborah Dupont's prize winning work is collected throughout the world. A veteran of over two hundred one-woman shows, museum exhibits and juried competitions, her work is in over 1000 corporate and private collections. Her architectural images take you into her world where forgotten corners are transformed into precious works of art. Through color and light she captures the delicate essence of these locales and enriches them with her own compelling artistic style.

Deborah was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, the oldest child of second generation Americans. She was the first person in her family to attend college, graduating with an art degree after working her way through by alternating a year of work and saving, with a year in school. Her first and only job after graduation was a single day stint at a local advertising agency, "Too confinng!," she said. Luckily, Deborah's work had already started to be recognized. In fact, she needed to complete two different senior projects before graduation, because the first one sold off of her wall when a local gallery owner brought an out-of-town client over to see her newest works.

She considers her formative years in San Antonio, growing up with the Alamo and other missions as a major influence in her work. She explains, "The mental sense of strength and purpose that I felt from the shape and scope of these works of art, always seemed to mingle with the physical feeling of refreshing coolness that came over me, as I stepped out of the blazing Texas sun, past those overly thick walls and into a world that was in such contrast to the cookie cutter, homogeneous buildings of post-war America. That feeling of comfort, strength and beauty is what I try to impart in my work."

She currently resides and creates at her studio in the Hill Country between Austin and San Antonio, but every year she takes a month-long sabbatical outside of the U.S. to recharge her batteries and find inspiration for new works. Some of her favorite areas include; the mountainous states of Guanajuato, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi in Mexico, the warm richness of the Cinque Terra and Tuscan regions in Italy, as well as the romantic splendor of Venice, the cobblestone streets of Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico, the olive covered region of central Spain, the open air markets of Provence in France and the faded elegance of Havana, Cuba.


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