Deb Strong Napple

Etchings • Woodcuts • Paintings

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Thanks for visiting my online porfolio. Here you will see examples of artwork that I make using the techniques of copper plate etching, zinc plate etching, woodcuts, painting and collage. All of my prints are hand-pulled prints—that means either made on my hand cranked press or hand burnished. They are all original works, nothing is reproduced here. All collages that I make use my hand pulled prints.
My art begins with the beauty that I find in the landscape. I am a synesthetic artist. What is synesthesia? For me, it means that when I paint en plein air I often hear color as musical notes or tones. The sound of bright sunlight is very different than the sound of the shadow under a tree. The expressive colors that you will see in my paintings are my way of sharing this exciting experience with you.
Back in the studio I use my plein air paintings as reference material for my prints and larger paintings. My goal in my artwork is to share the experience of being in that place where I stood with my paint box. If I am successful, you will imagine the feel of the wind, the smell of the grass, or the awe of standing on top of a mountain.
Please browse through my portfolio here. I hope that you enjoy looking.