Deborah Nord

Deborah Nord grew up in south Louisiana and moved to California in her early 20’s. She earned a BFA from New College of California and has made the Mendocino coast her home for many years. Deborah is a member of the Plein Air Painters of Mendocino and the Mendocino Eco Artists. She has shown in juried shows and local galleries and was a featured artist at the Auberge Inn. She is included in the publication of American Art Collector for 2010.

I consider myself a nature painter and lover of wild places. I am interested in the atmospheric quality and changes of mood that a particular setting evokes, whether it is a sunny day with bright colors or a more somber cloudy day. I want those who see my paintings to get the feeling of how wonderful and beautiful our world is. Most of my paintings are initially painted on sight and then further refined at home depending on the adjustments that I think are required. I find that the experience of painting directly from a given subject adds to the vitality of the painting that is hard to achieve any other way. I most often paint at locations near to my home which fortunately offer much diversity; forest, seacoast, hills, vineyards and beautiful local gardens. All capture my imagination as the light and mood change from season to season and even day to day.

Eco Artist Deborah Nord