Piece description from the artist
Inspiration begins with the antique coffee pot that was my sister's. It comes from a china serving piece collection of family heirlooms she received from her mother-in-law. The piece is steeped in Southern family sophistication, charm and legacy. Her wedding was iconic among the genteel Southern society she married into… a stark contrast from her humble beginnings of a rural farming girl. In telling the story of my beautiful sister's uncommon rise into society, I placed strikingly lovely lilies to represent her, a young understated beauty, to compliment the heirloom pot.
Debra Wadlington paints in a style that reflects the realism of the cultures of the American West and Southwest. Debra’s life-long passion resonates throughout her art with every stroke of color, skillfully capturing the indelible spirit of the land, the people, and traditions.
Native to New Mexico, where she attended school and began her career in art, Debra’s academic achievements include degrees in Bachelor of Science in Art, Bachelor of Art in Secondary Education Certification, and a Masters in Elementary Education. She has taught at various grade levels in primary and secondary schools, in addition to college as an adjunct Professor of Art. Debra resides in Texas, where she continues to paint her passion.