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Deb Arndt - Bio 

My artistic skills emerged when I was as a very young child. I could sit for hours drawing—mostly pictures of people in action. Details excited me and I drew in every button, hairpiece, and every stitch on the person’ pair of jeans. The creative process came so naturally that I picked up on watercolor and drawing techniques from my one and only private art teacher in elementary school. I continued to paint and began selling my work while in high school and college. As a self-taught artist, I applied my skills to painting on ceramics, canvas, paper, wood, clothing or whatever worked for the type of artwork I was doing at the time.

My favorite medium is working with watercolors, although I also enjoy pastels, acrylics, ‘Prismacolor pencils ‘and pen and ink drawings. My subject matter is very diverse and includes portraits, landscapes, people, angels, spiritual material, flowers, birds, and nature. Once I decide on my subject matter, I then select what medium to use. It isn’t always the subject matter that draws my attention—I’m motivated by tools such as paper, paint, textured materials, brushes and the process of creating. Having the right brush is very important to me; some of my brushes are over 30 years old! My collection of brushes is just like having a tailored set of golf clubs or a fine car—and are looked upon as one of my favorite personal possessions.

One of my favorite subjects is painting angels or other spiritual pictures. Painting things spiritual in nature came into being after experiencing several life-changing events. Angels helped me get through some very tough times! Most of my angels are drawn with pastels and are fun to name and share with people. I have a collection of angels and other spiritual paintings on my website, www.angelartwork.net. There is no doubt that drawing and painting have always been a spiritual experience for me. When I am enjoying the creative process--it relaxes me and literally takes me into another world where time is endless and all connection with everyday stress is lost in a world of fantasy, color and creation.

Education

Bachelor of Education , Kent State University 1979

Masters of Education, Kent State University, 2001

Certification in Administrative Leadership, Teaching, & Art

Job Experience

Special Education Instructional Coach/Department Head

Frisco Independent School District 2006-present

High School Art teacher, 2011-2012

Art Shows

VAGF FISD Faculty & Staff Show April 2010

VAGF Nostalgia Show May 2010

VAGF Discovery Show October 2010

VAGF Resolutions February 2011

Heard Nature Museum Photography Show February 2011

McKinney Art Guild 47th Collin County Art Show March 2011

VAGF FISD Faculty & Staff Show April 2011

Friday Night Lights Paint Downtown Frisco May 2011

VAGF Juried Photography show July 2011

Laura Moore Studio On the Edge Show August 2011

CliQue, Dallas Coincidence of God Show September 2011

VAGF Beautiful Show October 2011

VAGF Iconic Love February 2012

VAGF ARTRageous Show June 2012

VAGF Art-‘em Show September 2012

Community

Visual Art Guild of Frisco, Vice President, 2010-present

City of Frisco, Texas
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