Debra Keirce

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Debra Keirce

ARC Living Artist TM

American 21st Century Realist artist and miniaturist

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Contact Info:
Phone: 571-236-0047

Debra Keirce creates paintings that tell stories of joy, desire, challenge and encouragement. She considers the magic in our reality, and depicts it to the best of her ability.

Using oil or acrylic paints, Debra draws from her own life to create art experiences for viewers across the globe. She paints in a tightly rendered realistic style with contemporary, Trompe L'Oeil and classical influences.

She specializes in small paintings. Part of her process for creating miniature fine art involves the use of magnifying lenses and close range binoculars. She enjoys demonstrating these techniques for art lovers.

Originally from Detroit, Debra has a degree in biochemical engineering and she worked as a corporate engineer at pharmaceutical facilities for fifteen years. During that time, she built her commission business. In 2010, Debra was able to begin painting full time. In December 2012 she was offered representation at Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery in Rockville, MD and Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC. In October 2014, Ellis-Nicholson Gallery asked her to become one of their artists.

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.

29 July 2017 to 29 July 2017

Debra Keirce Painting Demonstration at Ellis-Nicholson Gallery

5 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401

Join Debra Kierce as she demonstrates how to paint in miniature. Try your hand at painting under a magnifying glass too!

12 August 2017 to 12 August 2017

Finish an Orchid Painting With Debra Keirce

12051 Nebel St, North Bethesda, MD 20852

45 USD

Huckleberry artist Debra Keirce is known for her small, detailed paintings. In this class, she shares her process for adding the final layers, bringing paintings she has started to a final finish. You will paint an original work, on top of an underpainting Debra has created especially for you. Keirce will be teaching how to paint a detailed orchid flower.

20 October 2017 to 03 December 2017

ArtsThrive 27th Annual Art Exhibition & Benefit

2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is proud to announce the new name of its largest annual fundraiser for the Albuquerque Museum! This October, Miniatures & More becomes ArtsThrive: Art Exhibition & Benefit

08 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

Bold Paintings

12051 Nebel St, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Appletini Receptions and painting demos.

08 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

Debra Keirce Solo Show

12051 Nebel St, North Bethesda, MD 20852

ARC Living Artist Debra Keirce is holding a solo exhibition. The art show is free to public.