2016_09_19 Gods Canoe lg ec sm DBannister

2016_09_19 Gods Canoe lg ec sm DBannister

2020_06_01 Rise Up George Floyd DBannist

2020_06_01 Rise Up George Floyd DBannist

2020_09_30 Snowy Owl 11 x 14 DBannister

2020_09_30 Snowy Owl 11 x 14 DBannister

2017-01-25 St. Croix Calla Lilies sm 9x12

2017-01-25 St. Croix Calla Lilies sm 9x12

2017_03 Sunburst workshop example cr sm

2017_03 Sunburst workshop example cr sm

2016_04_22 Last Goodby Prince 11 x 14 lg c sm DB

2016_04_22 Last Goodby Prince 11 x 14 lg c sm DB

2018_04_15 Spring's Promise

2018_04_15 Spring's Promise

2015_10_08 Darcy Oake Illusionist sm 9 x 12

2015_10_08 Darcy Oake Illusionist sm 9 x 12

2015_10_25 Eagle Eye 12 x 12 s

2015_10_25 Eagle Eye 12 x 12 s

2016_02 Hop On Hop Off Cuba Plein Air sm

2016_02 Hop On Hop Off Cuba Plein Air sm

2020_01_21 The Master 8x11 DebraBanniste

2020_01_21 The Master 8x11 DebraBanniste

2015_07_21 Iolani Luahine Hawaii sm

2015_07_21 Iolani Luahine Hawaii sm

2015_06_02 Alysa King Actress Sm

2015_06_02 Alysa King Actress Sm

2015_07_20 Dog Days of Summer sm

2015_07_20 Dog Days of Summer sm

2014_04+My+Lazy+Canoe

2014_04+My+Lazy+Canoe

2017_09_14 Algonquin Anytime smc

2017_09_14 Algonquin Anytime smc

2014_03+Freighter+Reflection

2014_03+Freighter+Reflection

2019_04_16 Polar Prowess 22x15 DBanniste

2019_04_16 Polar Prowess 22x15 DBanniste

2016_11_07 Painting the Light 2sm

2016_11_07 Painting the Light 2sm

2017_04_27 GREAT SAIL PEAK BAFFIN ISLAND

2017_04_27 GREAT SAIL PEAK BAFFIN ISLAND

 Debra Bannister is an award winning artist who sees the world in bold colors. Luminous light and vivid hues define her paintings. Her art is both figurative and expressive while sometimes slightly abstracted.

 

Since 2006 she has specialized in watercolor and water media painting. Her award winning paintings have been included in numerous juried shows, art festivals and gallery exhibitions. Her paintings hang in private and permanent collections. Debra divides her time between painting in her studio and outdoors on location.  She also loves sketching and illustration. "Floofus Land Adventures" features 21 of her watercolour illustrations and can be found on Amazon.ca.  

Debra is an enthusiastic art instructor, who teaches painting and drawing.  In her workshop and classes she uses a step by step approach to provide a sound background in fundamental techniques and esthetics while encouraging everyone to express their own style and sensibility through their art. Having fun while learning is the goal of Debra's artistic instruction. 

Most recently Debra's painting "At The Back Door" was featured on the cover of THE Link magazine - summer edition. The magazine also includes features an interview with Debra and her philosophy towards her art and staying creative.

Debra lives near Buckhorn, Ontario on the shores of Six Foot Bay, Buckhorn Lake. During the winter she travels south to enjoy the warm sunshine and paint.

Debra is a member of the East Central Ontario Arts Association, The Central Ontario Arts Association and the Kawartha Artists Gallery and Studio (KAGS). She also sits as a Board Member for the Art School of Peterborough. Her art work, prints and cards are sold at the Stratford Festival Theater Store, The Art Gallery of Bancroft, Link Gallery in Peterborough, 737 Gallery near Tweed and at art festival and juried shows in and around Ontario.
 

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