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Artist Statement and Artist Background
Deborah Lightfield moved to Ponte Vedra, Florida after retiring from two careers: twenty years in the jewelry industry and twenty years as an art teacher. She earned the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from James Madison University in Virginia. She also received the Gemologist Certification from the Gemological Institute of America in California. Her careers include designing fine and fashion jewelry, art education, and creating commissioned artwork for clients and galleries.
Art has been the thread throughout her life and career. She has enjoyed creating art in many mediums and styles, though her current focus is Acrylic Painting Abstract and Ocean Wash.
Deborah has lived in New York, California, Illinois, South Carolina, and North Carolina. She worked on Princess Cruises for two years. Her career and interests have taken her on travels around the world.
Perhaps the artistic DNA genes have been handed down to her from her great-great-great-uncle, James McNeil Whistler?