an Orcas island Landmark since 1959
We first became smitten with Debby’s work while on holiday at the Oregon Coast. A quick connection and Debby has been an intregal and very popular part of Crow Valley’s offerings for many years now. Truly a delight (and easy!) to work with, we are doubly belssed when we can get her to demo during the summer shows. In fact a few of her blocks have been carved right at Crow Valley!
In her own words, a little bit about Debby’s work…..
“My woodcuts are a traditional Oriental printing art technique. I hand carve each design and print them on hand made Oriental papers. These were printed on Chire Kozo or Sumi-E paper, which are mulberry based papers. I do not emphasize Oriental designs for the woodcuts but they do have a very Oriental feeling. The images are strong but I stress a quietness in the arrangement of the design elements. I sign my name with the red chops. The upper chop is my name (Neely) and the bottom chop says that I draw birds and animals
click Here for a page of of Debby’s current offerings!