It’s Faculty Spotlight Friday again! Meet our watercolor teacher, Deborah Rubin. This summer, Deborah is teaching Travel Watercolor Sketching the week of July 24th.
How did you get into art?
I was born an artist and musician. Doing things since I was able to use my hands. My mom says I strung beads with a big blunt needle when I was 1 1/2. I’m not sure I believe her! I never had choices to make about a career. It was there from day one.
Why do you make art?
I do art because if I don’t, I feel incomplete. Restless. Not centered. It gives me my peace of mind.
Do you have any favorite artistic experiences or memories?
I have too many art memories, many funny or ironic, but I won’t go there.
Any creative projects you’re working on currently, or that you’ve completed recently?
I’m finishing up my second commissioned painting of water lilies, 30 x 40, for a client at a gallery that represents me in Miami. It was challenging to paint 2 water lily paintings…each had to be different but compliment each other. I’m going to take a break after I finish them and do some plein air watercolors.
What’s one thing you love doing besides making art?
Besides art, I love music which I’ve been doing along with my art from an early age. Until high school, I was unsure if I’d major in music or art in college. Art won out but I still play music and sing.