Deborah Roberts Kirk has enjoyed creating art since her youth. After getting her BFA in Visual Design and Illustration she worked in Kansas City designing greeting cards for Hallmark cards. Upon returning to New England her freelance work included writing and illustrating a children’s book for Old Sturbridge Village (which is still in print). In 2004 she helped found the Massasoit Art Guild where she is still a board member and is also a member of the Princeton Art Society.

She is an award winning watercolor artist who enjoys painting New England landscapes (and wherever she vacations) en plein air or in her studio. She has also begun working in oils and creating abstracts in acrylics. Her work is displayed at Cormier Jewelers Gallery, other local venues and the annual Massasoit Art Show.

Deborah has taught watercolor and drawing classes through Adult Evening Programs.

Artist’s Statement

When I create I feel drawn into a world of light and spirit. When I take too long a time away from creating a deep longing grows in me until I return to it. When I paint landscapes I choose scenes that sing to me of light and shadow, line, shape and color. When I draw or paint portraits (most Tuesdays) I try to capture the unique spirit of the model. And when I do abstracts, I go to that place within to see what comes out onto the canvas.

Through my art I hope to share with you the joy I had in the making of it. I keep exploring how to better express that. Thank you for taking the time to look at my art!