June 2014 — Acrylic on Wood Panel, 36 x 48 : $480.00
Debbie Cecilia (Reid) Packer was born in Pointe Claire, Quebec. Growing up the family moved often providing Debbie with an opportunity to experience many different cultures in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey, Peru and Switzerland. Debbie attended two post-secondary institutions where she received an Honours BA Philosophy (Waterloo) and subsequently an Honours BSc Home Economics (Western). She has since resided in Southwestern Ontario for over 20 years along with her husband and three sons. Debbie’s professional journey took her into the health field for a number of years, but a midlife review has steered her back to the arts. Having always had an interest in art and fashion, Debbie has taken some drawing, fashion design and other visual art courses at both the university and college level over the years. She has more recently participated in several workshops and summer camps in Chatham with local and visiting artists learning a variety of techniques and painting styles. Debbie hopes to bring feelings of joy, fun and whimsy to her viewers through her colourful works.