Deb Marett, portrait artist
Deb Marett Portrait Artist

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Deb Marett, Portrait Artist

 

Creating heartfelt portraits of loved and honored ones. I seek to be a story teller, bringing life and emotion to a painted portrait that will be cherished for many generations. To me, the development of a portrait is a magical process: I feel that painting someone is a very collaborative, giving act. It may just be me in the studio, but my subjects’ presence and character are always on my mind as I work.

 

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PORTRAIT STORIES

I always strive to bring more to a painted portrait than a simple copy of a person's likeness. For this painting of Pastor Marr, I began with a plain background, but it was missing personality.

 

I added the corner of a stained glass window that depicts the scene of the Good Shepherd, which put him at the feet of Jesus in the composition. Then, as a nod to the pastor's life of service, and his love for the music of the Beatles, I translated the phrase "In my life I love you more" into Ancient Greek, and painted it in as if carved into the window sill.

portrait presentation with artist Deb Marett
Deb Marett, portrait artist
portrait presentation with artist Deb Marett