Spotlight on Deb Schradieck
A lifelong artist, Deb studied Illustration at Mass College of Art in Boston, graduating in 1981.
A resident of Westborough (central) MA, she has always craved the sea, and first came to Gloucester as a boater seeking a fun place to spend the weekend, and fell in love with Cape Ann. Now, she and her husband keep their boat at Pier 7 Marina in East Gloucester. This provides a seasonal base and a stepping-stone to living here year-round. This close proximity to the harbor creates good opportunities for photography, which then become references for artwork done later in the studio.
Her first summer in Gloucester, Deb walked into the Weaver Gallery and was so moved by Jeff’s work that she decided right then and there to make painting a priority. Inspired by the island’s natural beauty and dramatic light, and encouraged by the vibrant community of artists and support for the arts, she got to work. She has since produced dozens of watercolor paintings in a realistic style characterized by vivid color and dramatic light.
A full-time Realtor, Deb has, for many years, drawn house portraits in pen and ink that are given to clients as housewarming gifts. Using the same detailed technique and extensive experience in the medium, she created a 2014 Calendar featuring familiar Gloucester scenes in pen and ink.
Deb is an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association and the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Her work is on display seasonally at the Khan Studio/Good Morning Gloucester Gallery and at the Gallery at the Accommodations, also on Rocky Neck. Visit her website at http://www.DebsArtGallery.com.
You can see more of Deb’s work and find her amazing Gloucester 2014 Calendar at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, East Gloucester during the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-4 PM November 30 – December 29