A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah Argyropoulos relocated to California in the early 1990's. Prior to exclusively focusing on painting, her artistic prowess enabled her to become an accomplished photographer, silversmith, and printmaker; painting however is her true love. Deborah possesses limitless talent and is the rare individual capable of sharing her thoughts, ideas, and emotions using a visual form as her voice.
The emotion and energy of her chosen subject, whether it is an object or human form in front of her or an idea that only exists in her imagination, translate powerfully to the observer. Deborah's paintings are created using substantial layering of pigment that she skillfully manipulates to capture light, to show subtle shadow and rich texture which jump off the canvas. She approaches each painting with the quiet introspection and powerful concentration of someone about to embark on a soulful journey. Although it appears that she has every stroke mapped out before she begins, what actually occurs can only be explained using the artist's own words. "If you listen closely, the painting will lead the brushes and paint in the direction they are meant to travel. I love being guided to where the painting dictates. It is a meditative experience, and the end result often surprises me, as the painting takes on a life of its own."
Ms. Argyropoulos received a Fine Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. After living two successful and creative decades in Venice, California, she recently moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue further artistic endeavors. Her most recent collection is titled "Chimera." It showcases her watercolor on glass technique which is a unique vehicle that uses glass as a transparent canvas. The artist created this series as a celebration of imagination and fantasy. The multiple color schemes and unlimited interpretations of each piece provide a unique and engaging experience that captivates and excites the observer.