By BONNIE OWEN
Debbie Atkinson has been named the Featured Artist for the Foothills Art Association for the month of February 2021.
Atkinson began her art career in 2005 after “retiring” from her job in the computer software industry. She had always wanted to try painting in watercolors.
Marilyn Grame, who shares Atkinson’s love of wildlife, mentored her as she explored painting. Eventually Atkinson expanded into oil, colored pencil, and scratchboard mediums. Her award-winning art has been shown in galleries and at art shows across San Diego County.
Atkinson has always loved to travel, exploring all seven continents and visiting over 75 countries with her husband Lee, over their 45 years of marriage. She applies her close attention to detail and keen eye for color and composition to artistically capture the memories of her travels. Her artwork highlights nature from locations worldwide.
Atkinson’s art expresses the feelings she experienced as a visitor among nature’s animals and natural beauty. The unique expressions, colors, and natural environment of her subjects are each carefully recreated in her art, providing us a visual reminder of the humbling experience we all have amidst nature’s true art.
Vie Atkinson’s art at www.foothillsartassociation.com.
— Bonnie Owen is editor of Footnotes, the monthly newsletter of the Foothills Art Association.