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Art is my language and it speaks of how I am innately wired, to search out, be inspired and seek truth. As an inspirational artist, I find my clues from nature, humankind and joy of living and the world beyond. My pledge to my life’s work is an exploration using many different mediums. As a multi-media artist, I work in fiber, oil, acrylic, teaching and engaging on all levels in the art world allows me to fully express any given subject. I hope that you will find in my work art that resonates with you and allows discovery anew and fresh.
It’s the mystery I’m after, not the solution. I have been influenced many times over by a background in architecture, a lifetime of traveling and living abroad, and a love of people.
My process involves putting down multiple layers of design, color and composition, pausing after each layer to strategize over the next color mix and brushstroke. I usually have a recent place in mind or a quote I have read that seeks to be captured in the creative expressive movement in my work. I fall into a purposeful path of discovery: switchbacks, places of rest, milestones and the ultimate visual ending. The fun occurs in unearthing it all, in a way that surprises me. The rest is history and the end result is wherever you end up. Digging for clues and knee-deep in paint… –Debra Goley
2015 Events: www.catitudegallery.org www.facebook.com/catitudegallery Debra’s Artwork for sale at Catitude Gallery, 404 E. Western Avenue, Avondale AZ 85323 623.388.3840
“The Plains” been accepted into the Surprise City Hall Exhibit: Nov 23 through mid February 2016 Surprise City Hall is located at 16000 Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374
Debra Goley: Artist — at The Odyssey Institute for Advanced Learning and International Studies. Loved spending time with Fashion Club of OIA 9-29-15. Students made 5 x7 framed messages of hope for auctioning off at Fundraiser event for the Cancer Treatment of America October 9 at the school! Come out to support local hospital.
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Bio: Debra Goley, artist, muralist, architect, and art instructor, pursues her passion to create from within. Her passion lies with the journey and end result is always a surprise reflecting expressions of mystery, awe, love, gratitude, nature, and spirit. Debra’s pieces include various media, acrylic, oil, mixed media and fiber. Debra began her art career as a child with a small sketchbook and pursued it at the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Debra is actively involved in the community, using skills to paint murals at the Maricopa county Burn Unit and in her business, BellaVillaDesign.com, serves as a private art instructor and showcases in various local businesses and galleries in the West Valley, and previously in Tuscon, Phoenix, Las Vegas, LA, San Diego, and Atlanta.