Debra Beck Lennox paints in watercolor, oil, acrylic & is currently a printmaker.
Her watercolors celebrate the light and texture of her favorite places while the paint flows freely and expressively. Her acrylics & oils feature vivid colors and strong composition that tell a visual story. Debra loves exploring many artistic interests from oceanside tidepools to life under the redwood trees or traveling to exotic locations for inspiration such as Miasa, Japan or into the Sierra mountains of California.
Debra was born in New Jersey, went to Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, graduating with a degree in Architecture. She travels extensively and absorbs influences from her time in Denmark, Italy & Japan that translate into artwork and architectural design. Moving to Mendocino in 1984, the Pacific Ocean and redwood trees captured her heart and is her current home.
Debra is the President of the Mendocino Art Center Board of Directors, and has been an Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino member for over 20 years. Art & architecture are complementary passions. She has always enjoyed a dual reality, living on the north Coast of California and New Orleans, Louisiana while raising her family.
Her participation with the Mendocino/Miasa Sister City organization and the Mendocino Eco Artists keep her inspired to create different visions of nature while playing with different techniques, depending on her mood. Printmaking has captured her heart right now, and exploring the relationship of black & white with a hint of color fascinates her. She loves Emmy Lou Packard from Mendocino, Hokusai from Japan and is experimenting with Andy Warhol’s multiple imagery manipulation. Her subject is the full moon, which is her current passion.
Art complements her professional life as an architect and informs her design aesthetic as she creates projects on the Mendocino Coast and inland near her home in Comptche, California.