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Debra Claffey
http://art3gallery.com/
Affiliation:; Alumni
BFA

1981

Gallery:  Art 3 Gallery
Upcoming exhibitions:  A Sense of Place in Contemporary Encaustic, Monmouth University, NJ Elemental at Worcester State University, MA Solo Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
Awards/Fellowships:   2019, Juror's Award, Truro Center for the Arts, MA 2018, 2nd Place Award, 5th National Monoprint/Monotype Exhibition 2011, Artist Entrepreneurial Grant, NH State Council on the Arts & NEA 1996, Bank of NH Award, Currier Museum, Manchester, NH

Personal website:   http://www.debraclaffey.com

LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-claffey-8399a49/
 
Artist Statement
My experience in horticulture and organic land care has led me to focus in on the plant world and the assaults on the soil, biodiversity of plant species, and the protection of native flora. I feel that all these assaults arise from age-old and widely-held beliefs. One is that all the earth and its resources are ours as humans at the top of a hierarchy to use as we will. Another is that the other forms of life on this planet are lesser than we are, thus less deserving of respect or care. I celebrate plants: their great age and history on the planet, their intelligence and successful adaptions, their beauty of form, shape, and infinite color. I marvel in our new knowledge of their ways of communication, of making themselves attractive to us and other species, and the trading of “goods and services” that goes on between plants, fungi, bacteria, insects, birds, and even us mammals. My aim is to help my viewers appreciate plant life a bit more when they enjoy my work and in a hopeful way.



Artwork submitted for the SMFA Art Sale

 

  Through the Light I Hear, No. 5  (2018)
Wall Hanging - Paintings
Medium: encaustic, oil/wax paint, graphite/paper on panel  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 24 H: 24
Price:$2,200
 

  Indigo Ice - Staghorn and Cereus, No. 3  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: oil and cold wax on Rives BFK paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 30
Price:$1,200
 

  Indigo Ice - Staghorn and Cereus, No. 2  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: oil and cold wax on Rives BFK paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 30
Price:$1,200
 

  Indigo Ice - Staghorn and Cereus, No. 1  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: oil and cold wax on Rives BFK paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 30
Price:$1,200
 

  Indigo White  (2019)
Shrink-wrap - Paintings
Medium: encaustic, pigment stick, oil, graphite on paper  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 22 H: 30
Price:$1,200