Deborah Quinn-Munson- The Day's Catch, Pastel and Watercolor, 24 x 18 inches

Deborah Quinn-Munson

Evoking memories, the paintings of Deborah Quinn-Munson bring us to serene and restful places with distant horizons and peaceful surroundings. Deborah finds inspiration in water, reflections, marsh and sea grass. With energetic brushstrokes and bold color, Quinn-Munson explores the contrast between nature’s strength and its more gentle side. “Through a brisk painting process my mark making is fresh and deliberate yet captures a scene’s quiet beauty.  I make art because it allows me to be most nearly myself. It is the foundation upon which I share how I see the world around me. My studio, with its smell of paint, familiar clutter, and the invitation to begin anew, is the door that opens into my creativity.”

Deborah Quinn-Munson has won numerous prestigious awards in juried competitions, including most recently:

-Best of Show, 2015 International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition

-Best of Show, 2015 National Juried Exhibition, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod

-Great American Artworks Award, 2014 Pastel Society of America

Quinn-Munson’s paintings have been published in The Artist’s Magazine and Pastel Journal, highlighting her work in both oil and pastel. Her private and corporate collectors include:

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-Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital

-Pfizer

-Aetna

-Lankenau Medical Center

-Bridgeport Hospital

-Middlesex Memorial Hospital

-Connecticut Bank and Trust

-Emerson Resort and Spa

The Salmagundi Club, The Pastel Society of America, and The Copley Society of Art are among Quinn-Munson’s elected memberships. After attending De Cordova Museum School, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Arts and Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University, and pursued post-graduate work at Lyme Academy of Art.