Frame Works is pleased to announce the exhibition Art Play featuring works of art by Debi Garner. The show will open at Frame Works, 5800 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa on Friday, September 9, 2016 and hang in the gallery until September 30, 2016.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 9, 2016 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm and meet Debi.
Debi Garner says: “I have had several influential art teachers in my life…every one of them “appeared” to me after I turned 60 years of age. I’d never had an “ART LESSON” in my life before 2013, but I’ve been “Playing” with watercolor paint, water and paper since 2010.
At first glance you might think these painting are… (Certainly Bright!)
OR…you might say, “Wait, I see pencil lines…”
Or maybe just…Hmmmm?
Each of my paintings IS “Imperfect”. My three very different “groupings” are quite distinct, one from another. My work IS typically bright, “a little off”, & the differing styles just plain… Don’t Match!”
Debi began playing with water, paint and colors when her mom, Marian Garner began her journey with Alzheimer Disease. Debi works with “WATERCOLORS” every day to practice letting go. Watercolors, it is said, have a tendency to move wherever they want to go. In other words playing with watercolors (water and paint on paper) is much like herding cats.
Debi states: “We sit and study colors, movement and shapes and talk about what we see. Through my mom’s eyes, my paintings are perfect. Through my eyes, they are made of love, compassion and gratitude, as well as questions to God. They are my way of speaking to fellow travelers as we walk together and explore unknown territory.”
Her turquoise Martian “FRED” series is new. He is her dreams on paper. Her “Blu Cat” series is just for fun. Debi makes cards of these cats with attitude and send them to friends who may need a good laugh. Her “Prayer Paintings” are just that, prayers.