Deborah Seymour

Deborah Seymour has lived in this area all her life.  She studies at Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia, and then worked at Reader’s Digest International Editions, where she became Advertising Promotion Art Director.

After her children were born, she started painting horse stall signs, pocketbooks and “anything that would stand still”.  Her studio was a chicken coop at Hilltop Stable.  Eventually, she developed a hand painted tile business which specializes in one of kind tile murals.

In recent years the artist has exhibited her paintings at juried shows and has won numerous awards.  In 1996, she had her first one woman exhibit at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.  She has had one-woman shows at Morristown Memorial Hospital, The Peck School, The Parke Avenue Club, NECA Corporate Headquarters, local libraries, etc.  In 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006 she demonstrated for the benefit of the Arts Council of Morris County.  She was feature “Artist of the Month” on the Arts council website.  She has one of her paintings on the cover of the cookbook “Gourmet on the Go” and another on the cover of “On the Go” in the Home News Tribune.  Her painting “Stone House” was on the cover of the “New Jersey Town Planner Calendar” and “A boy and his Dog” appeared on the cover of the “Bernards Ridge Connection” in December 2004.

She was awarded a “Certificate of Merit in Pastel” at the Salmagundi Club Non-Members Show 2000, a “First Prize in Pastel” at the Pen and Brush, NYC in 2002, and has exhibited at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Show at the National Arts Club, The Hudson Valley Art Association Show at the Jasper Cropsey Museum and the Audubon Artists Inc., in New York City.

The artist’s subject matter is diverse; she paints landscapes, seascapes, flowers, still life and portraits in pastel and oil.  Her goal is consistent, the depiction of scenes of tranquility and harmony.

She is a member of the Hudson Valley Art Association, The American Artists Professional League, the Somerset Art Association, the Morris County Art Association (Board of Directors), the Arts Council of Morris County, the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center, The Pastel Society of America (Juried Associate) and is on the board of the newly established Pastel Society of New Jersey.  Her work can be seen at Studio 7 Art Gallery in Bernardsville, NJ.

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