Graduating from New York Community College, majoring in Art & Advertising Design, Debbie worked in in the fashion industry as a freelance fashion illustrator, freelance embroidery sketcher , fashion coordinator/stylist for Lina Lee, and sales associate for La Marca shoes where she also showcased her own hand painted women’s tee shirts.
To expand her creative experiences, Debbie moved to Santa Fe New Mexico in 1989 and opened her own gallery on Canyon Road where she successfully painted and sold her own oil paintings for 27 years. Debbie has since sold her gallery and now resides in Denver, CO where she continues to do art shows throughout the year.
Debbie’s goal is the nourishment of the emotional self through sheer beauty and the appeal of nature. She paints forms with color, replacing firm outlines and smooth surfaces with patches of color and thick impasto. Gold paints what she sees, stressing freshness of tonal modeling to produce velvety textures, clarity of high key effects, and spontaneity in brush and knife strokes. Debbie paints the essential character of what she sees and has fascination with the momentary quality of illumination.
Debbie Gold’s evocation style is unrivaled in its poetic beauty and reminds us of where we would rather be than where we are.