DEBORAH QUINN-MUNSON

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Pastel and Oil      I       Landscape and The Sea

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 home at Corporation Beach in Dennis on Cape Cod Bay provides Deb with 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.


Track 2 27 x 21 Pastel by Deborah Quinn-Munson/  $2500   This painting won BEST OF SHOW at Connecticut Pastel Society's international juried competition in 2016 andwas also an award winner at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

Track 2 27 x 21 Pastel by Deborah Quinn-Munson/  $2500   This painting won BEST OF SHOW at Connecticut Pastel Society's international juried competition in 2016 andwas also an award winner at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.


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!

“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

 

  Water's Edge  Oil with palette knife   12 x 12    $750  

  Water's Edge  Oil with palette knife   12 x 12    $750

 

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Outdoor Café, 16 x 24, Pastel $1800 was awarded BEST OF SHOW June 2015 in "For Pastels Only on Cape Cod," a national juried exhibition sponsored annually by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.

Clearing  24 x 16 Pastel  $1800

Clearing  24 x 16 Pastel  $1800

River Bend 12 x 12 Pastel SOLD

River Bend 12 x 12 Pastel SOLD

Confetti 12 x 12 Pastel  SOLD         (As published in the May 2015 Cape Cod Magazine and the June 2015 American Art Collector Magazine.)

Confetti 12 x 12 Pastel  SOLD         (As published in the May 2015 Cape Cod Magazine and the June 2015 American Art Collector Magazine.)

Warmth Through the Night  18 x 24   Pastel Deborah Quinn-Munson   SOLD (This painting won BEST OF SHOW in a juried New England regional pastel competition sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod at the Duxbury Art Complex Museum in 2014 and appears in the Nov/Dec edition for Gallery 31 of CAPE COD LIFE for 2014.)

Warmth Through the Night  18 x 24   Pastel Deborah Quinn-Munson   SOLD
(This painting won BEST OF SHOW in a juried New England regional pastel competition sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod at the Duxbury Art Complex Museum in 2014 and appears in the Nov/Dec edition for Gallery 31 of CAPE COD LIFE for 2014.)

Autumn Marsh  24 x 30 oil on board  $3000

Autumn Marsh  24 x 30 oil on board  $3000


       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.