Each original watercolor painting by Deborah Ponder is a one-of-a-kind work of art signed by the artist. Framed and unframed paintings available.
For the budget-conscious art lover, unframed, value-priced lithographic art prints of some of the artist's most popular watercolor paintings are available.
In transparent watercolor paintings full of vitality, artist Deborah Ponder creates vignettes of places and moments, and the people who inhabit them.
WATERCOLOR FOR BEGINNERS WITH DEBORAH PONDER
Interested in trying your hand at watercolor? Join the artist for her popular mini-workshop designed just for beginners. No experience or drawing skills needed.
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In this relaxed, mini-workshop, students learn about fundamental watercolor techniques and materials and complete their own small seasonally...
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, artist Deborah Ponder earned her BFA from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture & Art, followed by graduate studies at Towson University and the Maryland Institute, College of Art. The artist attributes much of her artistic development to plein air painting in the countryside of Tuscany while living and studying art in Florence, Italy. This experience was a major turning point, in both spirit and practice, when she shifted her medium of choice from oil to watercolor painting. She continues to travel often, favoring Italy's visually and culturally diverse regions and the colorful Caribbean, gathering inspiration for new paintings to be completed at her rural Maryland studio.
Deborah Ponder holds memberships in the following professional artist organizations:
She teaches artist workshops and has juried shows in the mid-Atlantic region. She has reached a worldwide audience through art publications, such as The Best of Worldwide Landscape Artists, international marketing of her fine art prints, and licensing her work for a variety of fine home design products.
These and other venues have exhibited watercolor paintings by Deborah Ponder:
Strathmore Hall / Washington, DC
Harbor Court Gallery / Baltimore, MD
State Street Gallery / Sarasota, FL
Highlandtown Gallery / Baltimore, MD
Prince Royal Gallery /Alexandria, VA
The Hudson Valley Art Association / Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
The Kent Art Association / Kent, CT
Gallery West / Alexandria, VA
Bendann Galleries / Baltimore, MD
Kentlands Mansion Gallery / Gaithersburg, MD
Paintings by the artist are included in private collections throughout the U.S.
" The subject, the place, the light, the feeling... It is when these perfectly converge in the moment and move me emotionally that I find inspiration for my watercolor paintings. Most often, my work places natural elements in counterpoint to architectural and man-made elements: a window, doorway or balcony; a garden wall or fence; breeze-blown laundry on a line; a hastily abandoned table or chair. As an artist, I see these marks that people leave on the world as small glimpses into the stories of their lives and as connections with my own."
The Artist, Deborah Ponder, is the sole owner of the copyright to any work of art created by her and to all images of those works of art. All rights are reserved. No work of art created by Deborah Ponder or any part thereof may be reproduced by any means or used in any form without the written permission of the Artist.