Deborah Lloyd

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Deborah Lloyd

United States

Deborah is a fine artist who’s work is inspired by the beauty of nature and everyday objects. It is her goal to capture and convey these singular ephemeral moments of beauty throughout her drawings and paintings.

Her fascination and love of art was sparked in her from an early age. As a little girl, she could often be found challenging her father to draw different objects or characters on command, which she would later try to replicate herself. Lloyd completed her undergraduate work from Penn State University and also studied Abroad at University of Westminster in London, UK. Additionally, she completed an associates degree in Photography from her local community college. At that time, she decided to follow her true passion for fine art and moved to the Dominican Republic where she completed the intensely challenging and highly rewarding Waichulis Curriculum at the Ani Art Academies Dominicana located in rural Rio San Juan.

Annually, Deborah participates in several gallery shows across the United States and exhibits her work internationally. Her artwork has won awards as well as earning finalist in several art competitions. Deborah’s work has been published in national magazines, been featured in Strokes of Genius: Creative Discoveries!, and has recently been published in Beginning Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook by Juliette Aristides.

Today Deborah works alongside her fiance and fellow artist Edward Dillon as an Instructor of Ani Art Academies Dominicana. Together they are dedicated to teaching their apprentices, and helping them develop into highly skilled artists.

They also recelently launced The Dillon Studio,, which offers education resources for artists, including a Long Distance Apprentice Program for those who are interested in improving their skills, but don’t have the luxury to study full-time in the studio. 

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