Award Winning Watercolor Artist, Deborah Elaine, Announces Current And Future Exhibits For 2018/2019

Award winning artist Deborah Elaine uses watercolors in varied ways to bring out the soul of her subject to the viewer. Her artwork is currently on exhibit at the Osceola Street Cafe in Downtown Stuart until January 27, 2019.   She will be involved with the Core Concepts 4th Annual Give Back party in Jupiter on December 15.  Art lovers can also visit Deborah’s studio and see her artistry at the 2nd Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour, January 20 and 21, 2019.  In addition, she will participate in the Treasure Coast Wildlife Fine Arts & Wine Event on February 2, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Deborah’s commissions, murals, painted pours, and portraits are filled with color and nuance.




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Deborah Elaine With her Artwork




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Deb tells The Rickie Report, ” I enjoy the expressiveness of the abstract and surreal nature of watercolor pouring”.  It is a unique style she developed when she was introduced to one of her mentors, Johnny Johnson. Her works are created allowing the medium to flow and become itself by utilizing the pouring technique. The painting starts out abstract in design and becomes surreal in nature by developing subject matter that is created with her imagination and her references. The method Deb uses to create her compositions is similar to laying in the plush green grass gazing into the clouds seeing the ever changing shapes that appear. Each painting is an expression and passion of hers.




“Parrothead Pierre” by Deborah Elaine






She says, ” I am innately attracted to the discovery of nature, wildlife, color, and design. And I’m at peace when creating in natural settings. For I feel close to the Creator—as if His hand guides mine.  I create and share with the hope that the joy I experience is vicariously shared by others. Or at least, makes them ponder.  There are many divine mysteries in this life. And through the paths we travel, He shows us the way and the hidden and beautiful things of this world”.




Dog Portrait Commission by Deborah Elaine






Deb began her watercolor career in 2003 after studying under Johnny Johnson, Gary Duquette, Joe Miller (Cheap Joe’s), and Linda Griffin. Originally part of the Fredericksburg Art Scene in Virginia for a decade, her first studio in Libertytown Artist Workshop was located at Liberty Street. She now has a home studio.







“Horse Love” by Deborah Elaine





Deb donates a portion of her sales to charitable organizations involved with Hurricane Irma clean-up and preserving our waters and coral reefs in Florida.   She points out, “Coral reefs and rain forests absorb a majority of the carbon dioxide that causes global warming. Without them we are killing ourselves”.



Porsche” by Deborah Elaine

Do you have a special person, place, pet you would like to capture in a commissioned painting? Deb loves commissions!  She discusses format, medium, technique, and colors before getting started.  She shows her clients some of the different styles that she paints in. “From the initial meeting, brain storming, sketches, and watercolor samples we meet again and finalize the ideas before going forward.  We will decide on a size, style, colors, matting, & framing for each piece of work. Communication is KEY in creating a very special commission for someone. The more I know, the more accurate I can be with your final artwork. I delight in creating a successful piece to add to your collection or the creation of a gift for someone special in your life”, she tells us.




Deb’s mission:

• To Influence others through the creativity and subject of my work
• To bring joy, laughter and happiness to others
• To reflect God’s beauty or a feeling of expression that touches and moves others • To give a peace and hope to finding your own path in life
• To give back what HE has given me








For more information about exhibits, events, classes, or commissions:






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1st Annual Call for Florida Wildlife Art From Marker 23 Gallery & Tattoo Will Benefit Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital

Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo announces its 1st Annual “Florida Wildlife” Art Contest and Exhibit from February 3 – March 3rd.  This exhibit will benefit the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital.  Deadline for entries is January 31st.   The Public is invited to the Free Exhibit at the Port Salerno location and to attend the Free Closing Awards Reception and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 3rd.  All accepted entries include the POTENTIAL for artists to be asked to showcase other works of art at the Gallery!  Make your voices heard with the People’s Choice Award!  The Rickie Report shares the details.



4745 SE Desoto Avenue      Stuart, Florida

 (772) 888-3827


Marker 23 Gallery and Tattoo


1st Annual “Florida Wildlife” Art Contest and Exhibit





Free, Public Closing Reception:


Judges’ Awards

 People’s Choice Award

Silent Auction 



Saturday, March 3rd

4 – 7 pm 


Exhibit available  Saturday, February 3  to March 3, 2018


4745 SE Desoto Avenue      Stuart, Florida

 (772) 888-3827



Theme: Florida’s wild life (endangered species are encouraged).


Art Entries are to be hand painted Original Art in any media (hand painted art, oil, acrylic, watercolor, color pencil, pastels, charcoal, collage, drawings). No Photography.

Each entry at $20 (no limits)

Submission deadline is January 31, 2018.

Accepted Art will be displayed from February 3 to March 3, 2018.

Accepted art will be Auctioned during a Silent Auction on  Saturday, March 3rd.

 Artists will note their minimum acceptable bid when they apply.


Will be announced by March 3, 2018 and Winnings will be awarded as follow :
1st place 39% of entries proceeds
2nd place 10% of entries proceeds
3rd place 5% of entries proceeds

PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD:  An article in The Rickie Report about the winner’s artwork.


TREASURE COAST WILDLIFE HOSPITAL will receive 23% of entries proceeds
MARKER 23 will receive 23% of entries proceeds



Winning entries will be Auctioned at a Silent Auction held at MARKER 23 on March 3, 2018 and proceeds will be distributed as follow:
54% to Original Artist
23% to MARKER 23


MARKER 23 GALLERY & TATTOO reserves the right to photograph, reproduce and market in any manner for profit all entries. If your original art is selected, MARKER 23 GALLERY & TATTOO will give the Original Artist proper acknowledgement and 5% commission for each item sold as well as 23% to TREASURE COAST WILDLIFE HOSPITAL for as long as MARKER 23 GALLERY & TATTOO wishes to do so.


By Entering Artist Agrees to terms and Original Art will be Auctioned, no refunds on Entries.

Artist Signature_________________________

Cell #_________________________ Date__________

Artist Name____________________________

Original Art Title_________________________________

Minimum Bid:  _________________

For questions Contact: Sandra (772) 985-0101

Send jpegs, application, and minimum bid information to:


For more information about the treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital:






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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986