DEBORAH BEARD PHILLIPS
Debbie grew up in Kinston, NC and graduated from East Carolina University with a BSN. She went on to get an MSN from Duke University with a concentration in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Her career eventually brought her to Morehead City.
Most of Debbie's spare time is spent painting, attending art workshops or touring art museums. She has attended many workshops given by renowned American artist James Sulkowski and has been awarded certification by John Howard Sanden, one of America’s top ten portrait artists. She has also studied the art of portraiture with John De La Vega, a well known artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Debbie prefers painting with oils but also enjoys acrylics and pastels. Her favorite technique when painting portraits is the discipline and structure of the classical academic method of the old masters such as William A. Bouguereau, a nineteenth-century French artist. For landscapes and still life she prefers the avant-garde method as used by John Singer Sargent. Debbie has been juried into several art competitions and has been the recipient of numerous awards. Her works are in many private collections.