About the Artist


Deborah will be moving to Bristol, Vermont this summer from Shoreham, Vermont. She will continue to have her studio at home and reestablish an “at home” gallery. She is looking forward to the change, being closer to Burlington, her sons, and to her getaway in Craftsbury, Vermont (a 29 foot camper).

Deborah loves to garden, cook, walk and read. She enjoys spending time her four (mostly) grown sons, Cameron, Andrew, Sam and Lewis and time with good friends. This past winter she spent six weeks in the southwest with her youngest son, Lewis where they volunteered on the Navajo Reservation and she painted. Next winter she hopes to return to the southwest to paint.

Deborah graduated from Vassar College in 1981, where she studied history and fine art.  She began painting full-time after teaching at a boarding school in New Hampshire for several years and she has made her living doing her art for over twenty-five years. Painting is simply what she loves to do best.

Deborah Holmes Watercolors


Deborh Holmes

Artist's Statement

I have drawn and painted since childhood. It is simply what I like to do best. I paint every day in my studio at home. When it is warm enough, I paint on location which is the most fun because it is all right there - the lights, the smells, and the color.

I feel fortunate to live in Vermont. The rural landscape truly inspires me. I love painting farms, flowers buildings, animals and water. I try to capture the essence of a place in my paintings.

I paint on 140 lb. Arches Hot Press Watercolor paper; it is very smooth and allows for fine detail. I use Winsor-Newton Watercolors, and a blend of sable and synthetic brushes.