DEBORAH QUINN-MUNSON

Pastel and Oil l Cape Cod Landscape, the Sea, Figures
Nationally known artist Deborah Quinn-Munson's serene paintings of the sea and shore evoke memories and thoughtful reflection of time and place. “Nature does all the work; I just pay attention and paint.”

Summer 2018: "Glistening Waters" Artist Demo and Gallery Talk with Deborah Quinn-Munson is Saturday, August 4
Demo begins at 2pm, with an Opening Reception to follow from 5 to 7pm.

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Pastel and Oil • Cape Cod Landscape, the Sea, Figures

Nationally known artist Deborah Quinn-Munson's serene paintings of the sea and shore evoke memories and thoughtful reflection of time and place. “Nature does all the work; I just pay attention and paint.”

Deborah Quinn-Munson's family had a residence on Cape Cod for most of Deb's life, providing opportunities to experience life as a Cape Codder, enjoying and observing the sea, the sands, and the excitement of this blessed peninsula. She captures the moment in paint like no other. Her compositions are known for their strong impact and edginess.


   Afternoon Light    24 x 18 Pastel   /   $2200

Afternoon Light  24 x 18 Pastel   /   $2200

 This two page spread features the work of Deb in the just published CAPE COD ART edition of CAPE COD LIFE MAGAZINE.  Wonderful!   

This two page spread features the work of Deb in the just published CAPE COD ART edition of CAPE COD LIFE MAGAZINE.  Wonderful!

 

   Ocean Sparkle    12 x 12 oil on board   /   $750

Ocean Sparkle  12 x 12 oil on board   /   $750

   One Way    17 x 19 Pastel   /   $1400

One Way  17 x 19 Pastel   /   $1400


   The Critique    24 x 16  Pastel    /   $1800

The Critique  24 x 16  Pastel    /   $1800

   On Shore    Two 36 x 24 Palette knife in oil painting on mounted boards   /   $7000 (The dark line which appears between them is not present; the boards are entirely separate.)

On Shore Two 36 x 24 Palette knife in oil painting on mounted boards   /   $7000
(The dark line which appears between them is not present; the boards are entirely separate.)

   Boardwalk   24 x 36 Oil with Palette Knife   /   $3800

Boardwalk 24 x 36 Oil with Palette Knife   /   $3800

   The Critique     24 x 16  Pastel   /  $1800

The Critique   24 x 16  Pastel   /  $1800

   Peace and Quiet    12 x 24 Pastel  /  $1200

Peace and Quiet  12 x 24 Pastel  /  $1200

   Glistening Waters     12 x 24  Pastel   /  $1250   This painting was featured in the August 2017 edition of   Pastel Journal   magazine

Glistening Waters   12 x 24  Pastel   /  $1250

This painting was featured in the August 2017 edition of Pastel Journal magazine

   Cape Dune    8 x 8 Oil with palette knife   /   SOLD

Cape Dune  8 x 8 Oil with palette knife   /   SOLD

   Autumn Color     20 x 10   Oil with palette knife   /  $900

Autumn Color   20 x 10   Oil with palette knife   /  $900

   River Square      Oil with palette knife   8 x 8    /  $450

River Square    Oil with palette knife   8 x 8    /  $450

Deborah's love of the sea began as a child spending summers on Cape Cod Bay. Deb has been painting all her life, and she has developed a keen sense of perspective which lends itself to unusual, close up compositions which engage the viewer in an intimate way. A teacher of oil and pastel painting, Deb's passion is to immerse herself in art, getting lost in the moment as she captures that moment for all time. 

The Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale University called upon Deb early on to exhibit her large, oil palette knife paintings of water and marshes there. The patients and their families love the tranquility of her scenes and the positive energy which comes through in her art, so appropriate to this setting.

Deb received her BFA from the University of New Hampshire and her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University.

At the 2014 annual juried exhibition of the Pastel Society of America, Deb's painting, Construction Zone, received one of the top three prizes in this prestigious international competition. Well deserved!

   Spring Verbena Window    18 x 24  Pastel   /  $1400

Spring Verbena Window  18 x 24  Pastel   /  $1400

   Walk to the Beach    12 x 18   Pastel  /   $900

Walk to the Beach  12 x 18   Pastel  /   $900

“When I paint, I am interested in bold color, energetic line, and strong composition to convey a powerful image filled with atmosphere and light. Clear brush and pastel strokes have become an important aspect of my work and bring vitality and movement to the painting.
I enjoy the contrast between the spirited execution of a painting and the serenity and peacefulness of the scene."
 
   Reflection    36 x 18 Pastel   SOLD   

Reflection  36 x 18 Pastel   SOLD

 

   Autumn Falls    24 x 12 Oil with brush/   $1200

Autumn Falls 24 x 12 Oil with brush/   $1200


         This is the ARTIST FOCUS on Deb in the June 2015 issue of the American Art Collector magazine.

       This is the ARTIST FOCUS on Deb in the June 2015 issue of the American Art Collector magazine.

 This is a page which appeared in   The American Art Collector   magazine in its June 2014 issue, focusing on the pastels of Deborah.

This is a page which appeared in The American Art Collector magazine in its June 2014 issue, focusing on the pastels of Deborah.


DEBORAH PAINTS COMMISSIONS FOR GALLERY COLLECTORS

Seaside home on Nantucket Sound in Harwichport of one of the Gallery 31 collectors.

Deborah is open to painting commissions for serious collectors. To the left is an example of a palette knife painting in oil composed to specs provided by the clients.

Because the clients' property is on the beach and ocean, they asked for the painting to be more abstract, not competing with the spectacular views out the windows on the left side of this room. Deb visited their home on the Cape and did a prototype for their review before proceeding with the final painting, sized to fit over the hearth.

The gallery provided professional installation centered in the recessed area above the mantel in this beautiful home.

This painting is a great example of Deb's style "where representational meets abstract..."

Notice how the whole room comes to life with the "punch" of design and color which Deb's commission provides.