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General Membership Meeting

  • 18 Jun 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino, CA 91316
Guest Artist Demonstrator: Debra Hintz

Debra Hintz was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and discovered her affinity for art in early childhood. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Western Michigan University and moved to Los Angeles in 1985 to pursue a career in graphic design. While doing so, she came to the realization that fine art was still an equally vital and integral part of her life that could not be stifled.

While she moved forward in her graphic design career, Debra continued her fine art education at Mission: Renaissance where she studied for five years under Joe Severino. There, she learned the methods and skills of the Renaissance and Impressionist painters. This education gave her a strong traditional foundation in drawing and painting and it was during this time that Debra discovered her love for landscape. Her strongest influences are Courbet, Cezanne, Inness, Monet, and Van Gogh. Debra paints strictly in oils using palette knives and builds up many layers of paint on the canvas to create her emotionally driven paintings.

Debra’s work is held in private collections across the country and has been shown in juried exhibitions and group shows in Southern California and Arizona. She had her first solo exhibition at Infusion Gallery in downtown Los Angeles and is currently represented by Red Brick Gallery in Ventura, CA. Debra has won numerous awards including the prestigious Gold Medal Award from the Valley Artists Guild in 2012. She is a member of California Art League (formerly Valley Artists Guild where she served on the Board of Directors for five years), the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and Women Painters West.

Cezanne's Cool Sunlit Path

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