Today, we welcome new Yellow Breeches Chapter member Debra Tritt Kreiger to the Artisan Spotlight. Debra is an award winning fine artist; a signature member of PA Watercolor Society; and a member of the Mechanicsburg Art Center, York Art Association, Perry County Council of the Arts, Harrisburg Art Association, and the Carlisle Arts Learning Center. She is also a member of The Daily Painters of Pennsylvania and The Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. We’re thrilled she’s joined our Chapter and Fall into Fine Craft!
What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?
I liked the bright fresh colors and the feel of the brush over the watercolor paper. I had worked in oils and acrylics, but just enjoyed the watercolor process. When you paint with watercolors you are forced to see the light before you start putting any paint on the paper. I use that as a positive with every painting.
If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?
I would probably try a form of printmaking. I like working with paper and I love to experiment with different textures, techniques and shapes.
What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?
I look forward to displaying and selling my artwork alongside many other creative and talented artisans. This is a great opportunity for people to purchase one of a kind gifts for the holidays. A wonderful time for collectors to see and purchase directly from the artist.
Have a look at more of Debra’s work at http://debkreiger.com/. It’s lovely on screen, but even lovelier, in person.
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