Debra Bucci is known for her vibrant and engaging floral paintings. She is also intriqued with painting weeping willow trees and enjoys the personal connection that comes from dog portraiture.
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. Flowers emit hope-inducing energy and willow trees remind us that a flourishing life is rooted in family and friends.
Debra’s style is rooted in realism and is woven with abstract elements. To connect to the viewer and stay in the present, she paints in silence. Maintaining focus allows for every brush stroke to carry positive affirmations to lift the soul. “We need to surround ourselves with triggers that remind us to look for the happiness in the everyday moments.”
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 the Savoyez and Java Dog. Watch for a new show at the Pin Point Restaurant in the third quarter of 2017.
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”.