About the Artist

Deborah Fritts Palmer is a former graphic artist and commercial illustrator who now divides her year between Sag Harbor and Charleston, SC, devoting full time to plein air painting.

She studied drawing and painting at Skidmore College where she earned her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts in 1970 with Departmental and College Honors. Upon graduation, she spent the next 20 years as an Art Director in several New York advertising agencies using her skill in drawing primarily in comprehensive layout work for print campaigns and TV commercials. During this period she had many of her illustrations published.

In the 1980's, she was affiliated with the Pelham Art Center in Pelham, NY for which she designed and illustrated their Spring Benefit promotional pieces and participated in their exhibitions.

In 1992, she established her own graphic design studio, but she never gave up her love of drawing. In her spare time, she continued to work in pastels and paint in oils, concentrating on still lifes.

Upon retirement in 2000, and a move to the Charleston area, Deborah returned to her art to pursue landscapes. She paints with the Mt. Pleasant Artist Guild and The Wednesday Group on Long Island, NY and continues to study with prominent artists in Charleston and New York to refine her skills and define her personal style.

Deborah is an exhibiting member of the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant Artist Guilds, has won numerous awards and accepts regular commissions from patrons both in Charleston and the New York area. Her work has also been exhibited at Skidmore's Galleries, at Guild Hall in Easthampton, NY, the Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan's Island, the North Charleston City Gallery, and in the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.

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