2014 Show schedule:

May 9-11
Allen Arts Festival
Watters Creek Shopping Center
Allen, TX

April 25-27
Art in the Square
Southlake Town Square
Southlake, TX

2013 Show schedule:

October 26-27
Huffhines Art Trails
Huffhines Park
Richardson, TX

September 14-October 6
Bosque Art Classic
Bosque Arts Center
Clifton, TX

May 10-12
Fine Arts Festival at Watters Creek
Watters Creek Shopping Center
Allen, TX

April 6-7
Fairview Fine Art Festival
The Village at Fairview
Fairview, TX

Black Eyed Susans
Shasta Daisies
; 18" x 24", Oil/Canvas

Debbie Smith began private oil painting lessons at age 7.  Standing before an easel in a vacant garage, she was taught the classical techniques of using a limited palette, underpainting, and glazing.

Debbie’s formal education was medicine and science, not art.  After a few years of employment in labs and hospitals, she changed career directions and took night classes in illustration, design, and drawing.  Eventually she became a freelance illustrator and did a wide variety of work: book and magazine illustration, logos, signs, and even tableware design.

In 2000 she fulfilled her dream of building an art studio, and returned to oil painting full time.  She combined her love of gardening and painting into one passion, rendering close-up and dramatic profiles of flowers and plants.