Rounding out the last of my Artist Portraits from WEST 2019, we have Debbie Carroll. I first met Debbie at Liz Potter’s booth. I later went to Debbie’s booth to make this photo.
I’m not versed enough in different artistic styles to properly categorize artwork, but I like Debbie’s paintings. There’s a slightly abstract, whimsical, pop art look to her work without looking like a comic book. She also features deeply saturated colors that I find pleasing — modern and fresh while also blending into traditional settings.
While I made all these portraits at the same West Austin Studio Tour event, I shot them on different days. The tour runs on the weekend for two successive weeks. I also made small 4×6 prints of all the portraits and gave them to artists on the last day — a quick stop before I went out to Taylor for my friend Mike’s wedding anniversary get together.
One of my goals this year is to create more photography related physical items, whether it be a book, small prints or large framed wall art. I think artists, in particular, appreciate the physical and giving prints was a small, if not time-honored, way to share.
Debbie Carroll’s work can be found on her website.
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