Doug and Debbie are the owners of the gallery. They met in 1969 at Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. They have been married for over 40 years, having honeymooned at Debbie’s family cottage in Sconset in 1972.
Doug has always pursued his love of painting while also maintaining a successful career in custom home building and design. Debbie has had a career in graphic design, arts management, mural work and calligraphy, while continuing to study and refine her painting skills. They are blessed to spend some winters at their home and studio in the mountains of North Carolina as well as having summers here on Nantucket, which has been home for so long. With their daughter, Jessica returning here after completing her education in the Arts, much of their family is on island and they have spent many years capturing it’s beauty on canvas.
Their work is in private collections in Europe, Canada and most of the United States. A very unusual aspect of their work is their collaboration on certain paintings. Doug will often start a piece, laying in the composition, values and color and Debbie will complete the detail work and multiple layers which go into the completed painting. The end result is a representational piece with a flair of impressionism.