Debra Keirce

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Debra Keirce

ARC Living Artist TM

24 artworks

American 21st Century Realist artist and miniaturist

Born 1961


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Leave it Alone



16.5 x 21.6 cms | 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins

Love Potion



10.2 x 15.2 cms | 4 x 6 ins

The Touch



17.8 x 12.7 cms | 7 x 5 ins

Don't Walk. Run!



25.4 x 20.3 cms | 10 x 8 ins





7 x 9 cms | 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 ins




8.9 x 14 cms | 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 ins




40.6 x 50.8 cms | 16 x 20 ins




17.8 x 12.7 cms | 7 x 5 ins

Waiting in the Wings



10.2 x 15.2 cms | 4 x 6 ins




17.8 x 12.7 cms | 7 x 5 ins

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Contact Info:
Phone: 571-236-0047

In the 1980’s and 1990’s Debra Keirce was a biochemical engineer. Debra pursued a self-directed art education in earnest. In 2010, she turned her passion for painting classical realism into a full time career. Keirce’s tightly rendered oil and acrylic paintings often include references to her engineering past. 


Debra’s work has been featured in numerous print publications, solo and group exhibitions. WaterWorks Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum an Amazon Web Services have her work in their permanent collections.


Part of Debra’s process involves the use of magnifiers and close range binoculars. She enjoys demonstrating her techniques for creating pieces anywhere from 2 inches to over 3 feet tall. As a signature member of several national and international societies, Keirce is eager to share her knowledge through teaching and also as an exhibition judge. She is a champion of the “true miniature” fine art genre.


Debra is proud to have signature memberships in The Miniature Artists of America, The Miniature Painters Sculptors Gravers Society of Washington D.C., Cider Painters of America and the Hilliard Society in Wells England.


Numerous honors, including Best of Show and First Place awards

2018 Honorable Mention Sulphur Springs Miniature Show, Willcox, AZ

2017 Finalist in Portrait Society of America Members Only Exhibition

2017 Best of Show in International Gallery of the Arts Still Life Contest

2017 Colors of Humanity First Place, Animals Show

2017 Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America Finalist

2017 International Guild of Realism Finalist

2017 - Copley Society of Art, Award of Merit, Autumn Aura Show

2017 Best Still Life, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) for "Sips"

2017 May Finalist Sedona Art Prize Contest

2017 Honorable Mention, Small Works, Big Impact Show, Gallery Underground, Crystal City, VA

2017 Manhattan Arts HERstory, Award of Excellence

2017 American Women Artists Online Exhibitio, Award of Merit

2017 Finalist in several monthly FASO Bold Brush Contests

2017 Finalist in ArtFields Competition and Festival, Lake City, SC

2017 Finalist in Art Renewal Center Still Life

2017 2nd and 3rd Place Still Life, Honorable Mention Landscape AND People's Choice,

              Mariposa Show at Sierra Artists Gallery, Mariposa, CA

2017 1st Place Sulphur Springs Miniature Show, Willcox Art League, Willcox, AZ

2016 1st Place Aurora History Museum in Gateway to the Rockies Exhibition,          Aurora, CO

2015 Best of Show Center for the Arts Exhibition, Chambersburg, PA

2015 Best of Show Hearland 11th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Paeola, KS

2015 Prairie Winds Art Center International Miniature Show, Grand Island, NE

Recipient of many sponsor awards including Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and Dynasty Brush


 Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
 Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
 Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Charleston, SC
 Art Renewal Center Museum Living Artist
  Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
is a group of 5 women who come together in the spirit of business and friendship. Members are Debra KeirceHelen K. BeachamMaria Bennett HockKim Minichiello and Carrie Waller.

21 August 2018 to 17 November 2018

Northern Virginia Community College Art Show: Debra Keirce

10950 Campus Drive, Manassas, VA 20109