Born and raised in Concord, North Carolina, Debbie Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She moved to Florida and taught Art in Dade and Brevard Counties. Retiring in 2010 after 32 years of teaching, she set up her ceramic studio and created life sized, female busts, mini sculptures, clay masks and functional pottery. Arthritis forced Debbie to paint full time in 2014. She presently paints seascapes and beach related subjects in her studio in Palm Bay, FL. Creating backgrounds...oceans and clouds with gestural splashing, sponging and masking are her specialty. If you look closely, dogs, elephants, and other animals are in the clouds, faces are hidden in the backgrounds, and a bit of whimsy in the titles.
She has exhibited at Off Center Art Center, Art Gallery of Viera, Eau Gallery and Fifth Avenue Gallery in Melbourne, FL. Debbie has gallery space in Strawbridge Art Gallery in Downtown Melbourne and Breakers Art Gallery in Satellite Beach. Look for Debbie in Art Festivals in Georgia and Florida.
Debbie Smith Palm Bay, FL
March 6-7, 2021 Cocoa Village Art Festival
March 27-28, 2021 Deland Art Festival.
April 24-25, 2021 Melbourne Art Festival.
October 16-17, 2021 Cocoa Village Art Festival
November 13-14, 2021 Art Festival at Daytona One
December 4-5, 2021 Cocoa Village Art Festival