Debra Bucci is known for her vibrant and engaging floral paintings.
Dynamic color palettes, moving compositions and translucency from layering oils all work together to enhance the depth and bring Debra’s art to life. She energizes the art with an intangible sensitivity to the human spirit, and each painting is a transformation.
"An ideal painting should be more than just "Hallmark Pretty". It should have an "energy" that comes from tension hidden in the brush strokes, in the details. I want the viewer to sense a frailty. To connect with the fear but then feel the exhilaration of conquering it. Life can be overwhelming and that has to be acknowledged in the art. The art should lift them up."
"Why do I love Willow Trees? If we are supported by family and friends, aka the roots, then we can bend and flow with life's obstacles like the willows."
Debra’s style is rooted in realism and is woven with abstract elements. This approach allows the flexibility to magnify elements that establish movement and control focus... to play in the space between real and abstract.
Her work is inspired by hundreds of gifted artists working in diverse mediums. Two favorites are Henri Rousseau for his dreamy jungles and Antoni Gaudi for his organic and over-the-top architecture.
Debra has achieved success as a licensed fine artist and is an anchor artist at the Art in Bloom Gallery in Wilmington, NC. She is a published illustrator and has public and private collectors throughout the US.
Her work has been displayed at the Wilmington International Airport through the Wilmington Arts Council and in downtown Wilmington restaurants like Savorez and The District Kitchen & Cocktails.
She studied painting at Drexel University under John Formicola and enjoyed a corporate career in Package Design. Debbie has recently moved to Wilmington, NC with her husband “Art” and dog “T-Bone”.