Watercolorist Debbie Hamel loves to combine soft tones on her heartwarming scenes of New England as she draws her viewer into a dreamlike world. There you will feel warm sunshine, smell the flowers, visit Ireland or the coast of Maine and enjoy the pleasures of the changing seasons. Debbie’s artistic tenderness creates works of art that speaks to our need for peace, beauty, optimism and hope. She creates images of a world we actually want to live in for their comfort and daily inspiration.
Having co-owned The Hamptons Salon for 16 years, Debbie also loves the artistry of hairstyling. Daily she is able to create colors and shapes on her clientele in order to enhance their natural beauty. ‘It’s all a joy’ she says.
Debbie has studied and taught watercolor for over 20 years. She learned from a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, Susan Pecora. In addition, Debbie enhanced her knowledge of the medium through instructions under artists; Suzanne Chaffee, Jack Flynn, Marie Flahive and Maryanne Wordsworth, Walter Cudnohafsky, Wendy Webster Good, and Robert O’Brien.
Debbie has exhibited widely in venues across New England as well as Windham, New York. In 2015 she was chosen as the featured artist at Black Birch Vineyard and more recently she was the 2019 featured artist at Glendale Ridge Vineyard in Southampton. Debbie’s work was very well received and she generously donated all opening night proceeds to the Pan Mass Challenge for cancer research.
She’s been a contributing member of the Maine Women in the Arts and donated her artwork to River Tree Arts.
Debbie welcomes commission work on the subject of your choice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 413-250-9903 for more information or to inquire on her art.
“I love the fluid movement of watercolor. To me the interaction of the swirling color on paper is like a dance that harmoniously creates a sense of peace. In each of my paintings I have hidden a heart within my work. It gives me great joy in knowing I am sharing a piece of my heART with you the viewer.”