Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last sunrise of 2013

I have not drawn in a while, need to get back in the habit. Life takes over! Firstly getting the work ready and installed for the Dixie State University Sears Museum Gallery (see last blog). Then travelled to CA to see the Bigger Exhibition by David Hockney (wonderful), then of course the Holidays... I realise I need draw more and then get organised for the Arts to Zion Open Studios tour on President's Day weekend... More in another blog. These two are more abstract... Need to explore more.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Installing Gaia's Robe...

Here we are installing Gaia's Robe, at the Sear Museum Gallery, at Dixie State University, Utah. Gaia's Robe is a mixed media sculpture, using a changed mannequin wearing a full length coat of iPad painted skies on watercolour paper. Using, tape, sewing and other book art techniques, she has been in production since April, but I have been thinking her out for about a year.

Pictured here are Bonnie Timmerman, who was also my 3rd and 4th hand, when needed during construction, Dennis Timmerman and Sandy Bell, helping to install her, and Kathy Cieslewicz took the photos.

I think it's going to be a fascinating show of very different work. Hoping you can make it.

New show coming up


SKY: Feet on the Ground

December 2nd 2013 through January 17th 2014


At the Sears Museum Gallery, Dixie State University

225 South 700 East, St. George, UT 84770

Artists including







Hoping you come and visit!



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Long time!

Last day of October - All Hallows' Day, or Halloween. I have not blogged in a while, the installation - Gaia's Robe, has taken my time... Fellow artist Fae Ellsworth dropped by and took this picture of me working on the piece. It is due middle of November for a show called 'Sky: Feet on the Ground, at Sears Gallery in St. George. Details will follow in a later blog.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

iPad images at River Rock Roasters

Thank you Jim and Naomi, the work will be on show in La Verkin until the end of October. www.riverrockroasters.com

The lack of activity on the blog is because I have been working on my sky/earth manikin installation for the show in December, so no time for new paintings, along with a summer of bacterial bugs... Ug, hopefully past that and on to a better place.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Layered lace and rising cumulus

Have not drawn in a while, too hot amongst other more boring reasons,

so this was in the cool of the morning....


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Smokey morning sky

Smokey after the fire up north of Cedar, I think. Hope that there are not more as we have had quite a bit of lightning the last couple of nights. Springdale, Rockville and Zion NP all got some good rain yesterday, we watched from a few miles away and got possible 1/2 mm!

But 'tis cloudier today, so cooler temps down to 101 F.

Every strike of lightning I think of the 19 Hot Shots lost in Arizona this week. Too close to home as we know the brave team who are attached to this area. More rain and less lightening!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

365 WEST installation is back up

Had technical difficulties at first, but now the full 365 WEST (all 365 postcards) is up on display at the Earth & Sky exhibit in Zion National Park (see previous blog).

Along with the Solstice and Equinox Series and several large iPad paintings (also available there for purchase, as pre-rolled signed limited edition prints tubed and ready to go, and note cards packs).
In great company with Barbara Ellard's ceramic work.
Enjoy and call me if you visit, I could meet you, let me know.


Earth and Sky Exhibit - last 3 weeks....

Paintings and Installation by Deborah Durban

Ceramics by Barbara Ellard

At the Gallery in the Human History Museum

Zion National Park, Utah

From June 10th through July 22nd 2013. Daily 10-5pm.


Woken by the intensity of sunrise

It is starting another 113 degree day!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Glamping, music and Weiser skies

Just got back from Weiser, Idaho having travelled for 4 days (2 each way, there and back) to see 3 nights and days of traditional American music as a preamble to the Fiddler contest that goes on there this week. Great music, company, food and of course skies.


Local Kamloops newspaper piece about the show with Rooted Beings

Check out the article on the Kamloops show!


I hope it works.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Slow and Subtle Sunrise

This last week or 3, as an 'artist', I have spent my waking hours doing art admin, woke early and here is a drawing or 2 of the slow and subtle sunrise, oh an assistant would be nice!


Art and Science: Drawing and Botany Exhibition, Kamloops, BC Canada

Rooted Beings # 1 and 2 will be on show at the
Art and Science: Drawing and Botany Exhibit
At Thompson Rivers University, Department of Biological Sciences, Thompson Rivers University, 900 McGill Road. Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C 0C8.
As a part of the Canadian Botanical Association Annual Conference.
Open to the public June 1st through June 28th 2013

Rooted Being # 1
hung/open 104x22" and cover/closed 17.5x22" 2012. Mixed media art book, includes 6 prints of paintings , using a brush and iPad, joined in a concertina book, with paste paper cover.

Rooted Being # 2

Hung/open 104x22" and cover/closed 17.5x22" 2012. Mixed media art book, includes 6 prints of paintings , using a brush and iPad, joined in a concertina book, with paste paper cover.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Oops no PDF showing

My last blog had a PDF in it and it is not showing when I go to the blog on-line... What am I doing wrong?

Art and Science: Drawing and Botany Exhibit

If you are travelling to the wilds of BC next month, you might want to go and see my work in this exhibit.