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. I want the overwhelming of life to be acknowledged in the art but ultimately, I want the viewer to feel empowered."
"This thinking has led to a strong connection with 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.
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 been featured in the November 2017 issue of Wilmington Magazine and the October 2018 issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine.
Debra's art has been selected for the American Craft Walk annual event poster for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Her work has been displayed at the Wilmington International Airport, The Cameron Art Museum and numerous 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. Debra has lived in Wilmington, NC for three years with her husband “Art” and dog “T-Bone”.