Deborah Ellingwood- Maine watercolor artist

Rose and VinesHi, I'm Deborah Ellingwood. Most people call me Debbie. I was born in Maine but relocated to Delaware from the age of 4 until I was 21. I then returned to Maine for a brief time and then traveled with my husband while he was serving in the navy for the next 22 years. In 2007, I finally was able to return to my beloved State of Maine.

I have always said that I was born an artist- always seemed to be drawing something as a child and then as an adult I let it go, but was drawn back into it from time to time. At this point of my life I decided that it was time to take it more seriously and with finally being settled it gave me that opportunity to see just where it would take me.

I have had very little formal training so I would say that for the most part I am self taught. In a way this makes for a better situation for I am able to take my own style and blend it with those that I like without having any restrictions to any so called rules. In art, there should be no rules- it should be just you and your imagination- letting your soul do the painting. Painting should come from the heart, should be enjoyed, and should be loved by all.

I hope that you enjoy as I travel down this new path in my life and may my art work bring you inspiration.