About The Artist

Deborah Weintraub Perlman is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and currently resides in South Florida. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Boston University School for the Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. After graduate school, her life took a turn into the business world and she put her artistic endeavors on hold as she pursued a career in corporate communications and public relations.


After ending her business career in 2018, Deborah started creating art again, inspired by the natural beauty of South Florida. 25 years ago, when she moved there from a hilly Caribbean island, her initial reaction to the landscape was less than enthusiastic – it seemed flat, both geographically and visually. Over the years, she has come to appreciate the beauty of the area. She is awestruck by the bounty -- the lush trees, flowers, plants, grasses and leaves – she sees every day. 


Deborah is intrigued and inspired by the dynamics of space, light and form. In nature, these relationships strike her when she sees the gentle arch of a branch; a statuesque, majestic trunk; or a plant that spreads its leaves in fanciful directions. She is driven to compose artwork that demonstrates how these natural elements relate to each other and their surroundings. To fully express her vision, her work features a bas-relief / 3-D effect, lifting certain elements to emphasize the spatial dynamics of the composition.  It is important to Deborah that she create work that invites the viewer into the scene, compelling them to consider the natural landscape in terms of shape, form and space.  


Her pieces begin with original photos, printed on drawing paper. The photos are then mounted in sections, with some pieces elevated to interpret the dynamics of the space. She then draws into the piece, using graphite, colored pencil, and charcoal, to highlight and accentuate light, shadow, spaces and forms, until her vision is realized.


Since her art career re-emerged in 2018, Deborah has exhibited her work at a number of area and online galleries. She has won awards in exhibits sponsored by the Broward Art Guild, Art Gallery 21, Artist Table Gallery, Light Space Time Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, Fusion Art, and Gallery Ring.






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