About the Artist

Biography

DC area artist, Deborah Walmer, layers bold oil paints into geometric patterns to create a mix of cubism and realism. Her paintings look like a piece of paper folded then unfolded. Others say that her work reminds them of stained glass. You can see the influence of Picasso, Braque, Dali, and Kahlo in her portraits. She sold three commissions within the last year. She created artwork for several covers of the Schedule of Classes for the Registrar’s Office at Mount Vernon College. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Graphic Design from George Washington University (Mount Vernon College) in Washington, DC. She currently resides in Germantown, MD with her two teenage children.

Artist Statement

I was two years old when it became obvious that art is deep within me. During a sleepover at my Aunt’s house, I drew all over her front door. Art of all forms has been central in my life. Around this same time, I started dancing. Dance as an art form has also been central to my life. I have been a member of three dance companies. I no longer dance as I use to so I create costumes for CityDance School and Conservatory in North Bethesda, MD. When I watch the conservatory dancers, I am transported back onto stage. I want the viewer of my art to see the movement in the paint and feel the emotion as if they are  dancing.