"Stillpoint Farm"

"Stillpoint Farm"

Winning Bid: $75
Value: $50
Item #: 233
Bids: 5
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Print 3 of 100
Print Measures: 9 1/4 x 7
Framed & Matted: 25 1/2 x 14 1/2

About the piece:
This painting of our neighbor's farm features decades-old mature trees shading their old farmhouse which has been there for many, many years. A couple of their horses relax in the pasture on this lovely summer day. I enjoyed the way the shadows from some of the trees covered part of the pasture, leaving other areas in brilliant sunlight. - Deborah Butts

About the Artist:
Deborah Butts was born in Akron, Ohio, and during her childhood, she spent several years in Northern France and Quebec, Canada. After graduation from Ohio State University with a B.A. in Communications, Deborah lived near Los Angeles, California where she worked in the medical and entertainment fields for more than a dozen years. She has always dabbled in creative and performing arts. Currently, she lives with her husband on a 130-acre farm in Frederick County, Maryland. When not involved in caring for the thoroughbreds they raise to race, Deborah enjoys translating her love of nature and animals into works of art.

Artist Statement:
I truly approach each work I begin like an eagerly anticipated journey—much like a vacation you plan for and look forward to long before it actually begins. You select the destination (subject) and get out the maps (reference photos). You think about the things you’d like to see/try on this journey (old and new techniques). You embark on the journey with excitement (your brush poised above the canvas). Along the way, you may take an unplanned detour or side trip (as you try out and discard ideas). Eventually, the end of your journey draws near (and the painting’s completion is in sight). Like photos from a long-ago vacation, your finished artwork will always bring back the memories of that path you took to your destination (the completion of your work)”
Donated By: Debora Butts