About the Artist
A native of the Kansas City area, Debra Sutherland has studied art all her life, drawing and painting since childhood.
Early in her career, she studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and later attended the University of Kansas and
Missouri State University, majoring in Fine Art. Though Debbie is an experienced painter in all mediums,
she is primarily known as a watercolorist.
In recent years, she has studied with numerous highly acclaimed watercolorists including Rex Brandt, Milford Zornes,
Irving Shapiro, Christopher Schink, Skip Lawrence, Charles Sovek, Frank Webb, Judi Betts and Alvaro Castagnet.
Debbie is a member of various watercolor societies and is a signature member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society,
the Missouri Watercolor Society, and the Kansas Watercolor Society. She is also on the Missouri Watercolor Society Board of Directors.
Her paintings have been exhibited in many regional, national, and international shows.
These include the Missouri Watercolor Society National Exhibit: the Louisiana Watercolor Society National Exhibit in New Orleans;
the Kansas Watercolor Society Eight-State Exhibit in Wichita, Kansas; the River Road Show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana;
the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibit; and the Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibit.
Debra is currently serving as a board member of the Missouri Watercolor Society.
Her paintings have shown in the following exhibits:
|1989||MOAK (Missouri Oklahoma Arkansas Kansas) - Springfield, Missouri|
|1992, 1994, 2002*||Kansas Watercolor Society 8-State Exhibit - Wichita, Kansas |
Darrel Fergesun Memorial Award - �Two�s Company�
|*2002||signature membership Kansas Watercolor Society|
|1992||St. Louis Artists Guild National Exhibit|
|1995*, 1997, 2000**||Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibit|
|*1995||Purchase Award, World Trade Center Corporate Collection - New Orleans, Louisiana|
|**2000||National Merit Award - �Asleep at the Rail�|
signature membership Louisiana Watercolor Society
|1999, 2002, 2003, 2005*, 2006||Missouri Watercolor Society National Exhibit|
|*2005||Award of Distinction|
signature membership Missouri Watercolor Society
|2002||33rd Annual River Road Show - Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|2002||San Diego International Exhibit|
|2003*, 2004||Montana Watercolor Society - Big Fork, Montana|
|2003*||Silver Medal Award - �Rural Reflections�|
|2002||Numerous Springfield Visual Arts Alliance Association Exhibits - Springfield, Missouri|
|2003||One-person Exhibit - Driskill gallery, Southwest Baptist University - Bolivar, Missouri|
|2004||Watercolor Society of Houston International Exhibit - Houston, Texas|
|2004 - 2005||First Plein-Air Exhibit - Keyes Gallery - Springfield, Missouri|
|2005||Mississippi Watercolor Society National Exhibit - Jackson, Mississippi|
|2006||Show-Me Missouri Exhibit - St. Charles, Missouri|
|2006||Hilton Head Art League National Exhibit - Hilton Head, South Carolina|
|2006||Juror: National Plein-Aire Exhibit - Springfield, Missouri|
|2006||Western Heritage National Exhibit - Duncan, Oklahoma|
|2006||Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Exhibit - Jackson, Mississippi|
|*2006||Friends Award - �Desert Sky Spirits�|
|2007||Solo Exhibit - The Cross Gallery - Kansas City, Missouri|