Debra Martin is a Canadian artist, currently living and painting in the Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia. She has worked and studied on both the East and West coasts of Canada, and was born and spent many happy years on the Canadian Prairies.
Immersion in these diverse landscapes and cultures has provided her with limitless inspiration. The saturated colors of the Okanagan, the drama of the Prairie’s endless sky, and the tangible energy of the coast have heavily influenced her work.
She methodically builds multiple layers of translucent and opaque pigment on her canvas to create vibrant landscapes and still life paintings which exude atmosphere and energy. Her landscapes are characterized by dramatic skies and majestic trees. Her still lifes are very influenced by the patterns and bold colours of fabrics.