Member Category: Artists
- Artist StatementI am inspired by new ideas and techniques of painting which help me keep evolving as an artist. I am continually learning and have the frame of mind that my next painting will always be better and the best has yet to come.Constantly looking for innovation and challenge, I view my potential subject by asking myself, “How will painting this make me feel?” Subject matter is secondary in my work, its more about the process and getting the wheels turning in my thoughts, thinking about colors, contrast, shadows, texture, movement and reflections.Personally, painting motivates me, it is my therapy, it de-stresses me, and relaxes me. I play, have fun, experiment and create for the viewer and we are both satisfied.
Deb Riopelle is a self taught fine artist that paints primarily in Acrylic and Watercolor. Deb also loves experimenting in multimedia and painting plein air. She has traveled extensively taking workshops from her mentors to give her the tools to express her own work and her style. Deb became a member of the Ingersoll Creative Art Center and continues her membership and participation throughout since 2009. Later on, once when her family matured, Deb chose to revive her artistic talent and improve her skills. Being a member of other regional art groups Deb has participated in many workshops and shows offered by these organizations. Deb is proud to have exhibited her art in all regions of her community during 26 years in Oxford County.