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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Debra Buchanan

owner Artist Debra Buchanan Fine Art Studio
Home 2009 Idaho Street County: Lucas
Toledo Ohio 43605 United States
Home Phone: 419-693-3289 Website: Debra Buchanan Fine Art


Debra Buchanan’s keen observational skills, attention to detail, and compositional acumen infuses her work with aesthetic ingenuity. Exquisite rendering is the hallmark of this accomplished artist. Whether in oils, pastel, graphite or charcoal, her technique is extraordinary. She ardently carries on the still life and portrait traditions established by seventeenth century masters imbuing her own modern spin into her work. She carries her work into the contemporary realm of design sensibility while mastering old world techniques. Buchanan’s works have been exhibited in numerous galleries such as The Toledo Museum of Art’s Collector’s Corner as well as being awarded a plethora of awards nationally, regionally, and locally including Best of Show, Roots of Diversity Multicultural Exhibition, Toledo, Ohio, Third Award, Purchase Award, and the Molly Morepeth Award for Painting at the Toledo Area Artist Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, First Place Works on Paper, 71st Annual Ohio Exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio to mention a few. Debra Buchanan earned a Master’s in Education degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio and a B. F. A. degree from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio. She studied in Italy for a summer and with renown painter Patrick Betaudier.

Artist Statement

An artist statement is something personal and individual that I do for most works I complete. Generally speaking I strive for excellence technically, compositionally, and emotionally. I am always experimenting with new techniques. If you wish to visit my website, you can read artist statements for individual works of art.


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