Library Balcony Art Gallery

January's Artist is Debbie Wood. Art will be displayed January 2-31.

Artists' Reception: Monday, January 8 at 6:00 pm

Artist Info

Art isn't just a passion for Debbie Wood--it's instilled in her blood through generations. As great-granddaughter to well-known Utah artist Henri Moser, Wood exemplifies her grandfather's ability and adoration for the arts.
As a young girl, her talent was supported by her entire family. Her grandfather gave her art books to study from and Wood recalls coloring at an early age with her great grandmother while she was laid up in bed. Wood has had numerous art lessons throughout her life. She studied art in high school and in college along with studying in Europe. 
Wood enrolled at Weber State University in the hope of majoring in art, but after a slight change of plans received her bachelor's degree in social work.
After working various jobs for the State of Utah, Wood's attention began to turn to her young family. With children now in elementary school, Wood wanted to stay involved so she joined the school's PTA. She was unaware that doing so would return her to her artistic roots.
For four years, Wood helped with the PTA Reflections program. While doing this, Wood was approached by teachers to help with art in the classroom. She was then approached by a parent asking about art lessons. This is where Debbie’s Art Academy began—in the basement of her home nine years ago. Debbie’s Art Academy is now a mobile art business in which she provides art classes, kid’s birthday parties and adult paint nights.
I LOVE to paint! It makes me happy. It’s where I can go to escape and feel good about myself. I love that my art can make others happy. I love color, especially bright and bold colors. I love the beauty of the world. I don’t think there is a day that goes by without thinking about painting. It makes me proud when I see paint on my hands left over from creating. 

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