Deb was born in Innsbruck, Austria and while still young her family moved to Jackson Hole, WY. That move shaped her artistic career. She attended Colorado State University where she majored in Microbiology/pre vet-med. She now lives in Victor ,ID on the west side of the Tetons and flies for Delta Airlines. Deb's Art encompasses her depth, knowledge and appreciation of the native,western wildlife and her environment. Her painting process is unique to watercolor. She includes wet into wet, dry brush, glazing, lifting, and moving the paint on absorbent ground on canvas. All is protected by archival non-yellowing/varnish finish, making the art pieces/canvas, timeless enduring, captivating and engaging. Unbound by conventional rules,Deb stylistically rejects conventional artistic restrictions. Through her use of bold color, unique artistic techniques and unconventional perspective, she is consistently exploring ways to make her art sing while capturing the essence and heart of her subject. Deb is a member of the Idaho, San Diego and Coachella Valley Watercolor Societies and paints with Teton Plein Air Group and Field Mice of Palm Springs CA.
Paul George acquired the piano after it had been painted numerous times. The first step of his process of restoring and reimagining this piano involved stripping those layers to find its beautiful natural wood underneath. He has been told it once belonged to Carole Lombard, late wife of Clark Gable.
The inspiration for the ‘Wilderness Piano’ came from George’s own experience of seeing pianos in luxury cabins and lodges that did not fit the rest of that atmosphere. This piano was reimagined to fit that mountain rustic style of cabins of the west. The wood casing was hand carved in his studio in Utah. The artist designed and created the pattern boards that were used to cast the bronze leaf accents. Once cast he then bends and manipulates the pieces to follow the curves of the piano and lid prop.
Paul George considers the ‘Wilderness Piano’ one of his greatest pieces.
The vintage and one-of-a-kind piano features an auto-player with over one-hundred thousand tunes that can be selected from the owner’s smartphone.
This piano is provided by Brigham Larson Pianos of Orem, Utah and is available for purchase.
For purchasing information please contact Brigham Larson Pianos directly at (801) 701-0113.