Debra Keirce

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Debra Keirce

ARC Associate Living Master TM

23 artworks

American 21st Century Realist artist and miniaturist

Born 1961

http://www.DebKArt.com

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Before the Party

2017

Oil

101.6 x 76.2 cms | 40 x 30 ins

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After the Party

2017

Oil

101.6 x 76.2 cms | 40 x 30 ins

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American Glory

2018

oil

35.6 x 27.9 cms | 14 x 11 ins

Waiting in the Wings

2017

Oil

10.2 x 15.2 cms | 4 x 6 ins

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I Hear You Knocking

2018

oil

35.6 x 45.7 cms | 14 x 18 ins

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A Light Touch

2018

oil

50.8 x 40.6 cms | 20 x 16 ins

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SonFlowers

2018

oil

62.2 x 55.9 cms | 24 1/2 x 22 ins

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Creation

2018

oil

25.4 x 50.8 cms | 10 x 20 ins

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An Apple a Day

2018

oil

30.5 x 35.6 cms | 12 x 14 ins

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Snug as a Bug

2017

Oil

50.8 x 58.4 cms | 20 x 23 ins

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Contact Info:
Phone: 571-236-0047
Website: www.DebKArt.com


In the 1980’s and 1990’s Debra Keirce was a biochemical engineer. Debra pursued a self-directed art education in earnest. In 2010, she turned her passion for painting classical realism into a full time career. Keirce’s tightly rendered oil and acrylic paintings often include references to her engineering past. 

 

Debra’s work has been featured in numerous print publications, solo and group exhibitions. WaterWorks Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum an Amazon Web Services have her work in their permanent collections.

 

Part of Debra’s process involves the use of magnifiers and close range binoculars. She enjoys demonstrating her techniques for creating pieces anywhere from 2 inches to over 3 feet tall. As a signature member of several national and international societies, Keirce is eager to share her knowledge through teaching and also as an exhibition judge. She is a champion of the “true miniature” fine art genre.

 

Debra is proud to have signature memberships in The Miniature Artists of America, The Miniature Painters Sculptors Gravers Society of Washington D.C., Cider Painters of America and the Hilliard Society in Wells England.

RECENT AWARDS

Numerous honors, including Best of Show and First Place awards

2018 Honorable Mention Sulphur Springs Miniature Show, Willcox, AZ

2017 Finalist in Portrait Society of America Members Only Exhibition

2017 Best of Show in International Gallery of the Arts Still Life Contest

2017 Colors of Humanity First Place, Animals Show

2017 Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America Finalist

2017 International Guild of Realism Finalist

2017 - Copley Society of Art, Award of Merit, Autumn Aura Show

2017 Best Still Life, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) for "Sips"

2017 May Finalist Sedona Art Prize Contest

2017 Honorable Mention, Small Works, Big Impact Show, Gallery Underground, Crystal City, VA

2017 Manhattan Arts HERstory, Award of Excellence

2017 American Women Artists Online Exhibitio, Award of Merit

2017 Finalist in several monthly FASO Bold Brush Contests

2017 Finalist in ArtFields Competition and Festival, Lake City, SC

2017 Finalist in Art Renewal Center Still Life

2017 2nd and 3rd Place Still Life, Honorable Mention Landscape AND People's Choice,

              Mariposa Show at Sierra Artists Gallery, Mariposa, CA

2017 1st Place Sulphur Springs Miniature Show, Willcox Art League, Willcox, AZ

2016 1st Place Aurora History Museum in Gateway to the Rockies Exhibition,          Aurora, CO

2015 Best of Show Center for the Arts Exhibition, Chambersburg, PA

2015 Best of Show Hearland 11th Annual Miniature Exhibition, Paeola, KS

2015 Prairie Winds Art Center International Miniature Show, Grand Island, NE

Recipient of many sponsor awards including Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and Dynasty Brush

 

 Huckleberry Fine Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
 
 
 Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
 
 
 Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Charleston, SC
 
 
 Art Renewal Center Museum Living Artist
 
 
  Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
 
 
is a group of 5 women who come together in the spirit of business and friendship. Members are Debra KeirceHelen K. BeachamMaria Bennett HockKim Minichiello and Carrie Waller.

26 March 2020 to 29 March 2020

Painting Hands With Debra Keirce Workshop


21454 Basil Ct, Broadlands, VA 20148


395 USD

Learn to paint realistic hands from life and from photos.


09 October 2020 to 11 October 2020

Still Life Composition and Painting David Cheifetz Still Life Composition and Painting Workshop


21454 Basil Ct, Broadlands, VA


675 USD

Learn from a master. Approach still life composition and painting with brushes AND palette knives.


25 June 2020 to 28 June 2020

Capturing a Likeness From Life Joshua Larock Portrait Workshop


21454 Basil Ct, Broadlands, VA


675 USD

Learn from a master. Capture a likeness while painting a live model with Joshua Larock. The venue is intimate with plenty of one on one time with the instructor.


20 June 2021 to 24 June 2021

In the Studio of Vermeer With Eric Johnson Copy a Vermeer Painting, Supplies provided


21454 Basil Ct, Broadlands, VA 20148


720 USD

This is a workshop like no other! Eric has prepared the canvas and made the paints, just as a 17th century master painter did. By this, I mean he found ivory piano keys, put them in a galvanized pipe and carbonized them. Then he ground them into pigment and made ivory black paint out of it. He did the same with the ultramarine blue and other paints. 

Eric is bringing all of the paints, canvas and medium. He will walk students through the creation of a master copy of a Vermeer painting. This is going to be an incredible experience!


02 February 2020 to 23 February 2020

Animals In Art at Seaside Art Gallery Proceeds Benefit the Coastal Humane Society


2716 Virginia Dare Trail South, Nags Head, NC 27959


Event Dates: 2/2/2020 - 2/23/2020
Location: Seaside Art Gallery
Phone Number: 252-441-5418
Address: 2716 Virginia Dare Trail South, Nags Head, North Carolina 27959
United States
Website: https://seasideart.com/collections/animals-in-art-show?page=1


01 May 2020 to 30 May 2020

3 Lifetimes of Discovery Center For the Arts at the Candy Factory


9419 Battle Street, Manassas, VA 20110


Debra Keirce, Maria Hock and Carrie Waller have shown together in Tokyo Japan (Jan-Feb 2020), WaterWorks Art Museum in MT (2017), Customs House Art Museum in TN (2019) and many other venues. 


01 July 2020 to 30 August 2020

Merica, by Debra Keirce at Customs House Museum of Art


200 South Second Street, Clarkesville, TN 37040


August 6th I will be doing a painting demonstration and talk. Come see my art show of palm sized miniature paintings that were created under a magnifying lens.