Her name is Debra Kathlene Weiser
She is my grandmother. She is married to my grandpa who is my dad’s dad.
She came from Ireland. There are 2 Irelands. One is The Republic of Ireland and the other is Northern Ireland. She is from Northern Ireland.
She came to America about 40 years ago with her mom, dad and brothers and sisters.
She started life in the United States as a high school student. She graduated within only 3 years and then went to college with a degree in Commercial Art.
She likes to paint, and I think she is really, really good. Some of her paintings look real and some look weird but they are still pretty. Sometimes she paints with acrylic paints and sometimes she paints with oil paints. She even mixes them too.
My grandson had to write about his Nanny Deb for school and I thought this was a fitting introduction. Thank you, Nolan.
I enjoy all mediums and incorporating textures. I am always trying something new and different but, of course, always return to the comfort of acrylics. I do a lot a commission work and you’ll find my prices affordable as I get great joy in making people happy with my concepts of their wishes. Check out some of them here.
What can I create for you?
I also have a personal website www.debweiser.com or come on by to see this "artist in residence."
See more of Deb's artwork available for sale online at DEB WEISER.
Several years ago I was the caretaker for my aging mother-in-law. She was the most cantankerous and loveable little lady I have ever know. We became as close as any two people can who are so far apart in age. When she passed, I felt a void even though I have a great supporting husband and family. I missed her terribly.
I came up with the idea for "Burdened, but with Hope" in a dream. (Lots of my creative endeavors spring forth from my vivid and lengthy dreams. But more about my dreams later.)
Each wing of my Angels are made up from headlines cut from daily papers. The headlines pertain to the burden or subject of each Angel. "Burdened, but with Hope" consists of the all to often headlines of war, murder, theft, disease and such. But mixed with it are the headlines of good Samaritans, medical cures and other examples of Hope. I also worked into it the wording of The Lord's Prayer. I felt my burden lifted upon its completion and was further elated when a Christian Healing Center purchased it for their entry way.
Most of the Angels have been sold. Only "Solitude" and "Forgiven" remain in my possession. "Haven of Hope" is in a children's hospital in Georgia while "Burden of Breast Cancer" found a home in Tennessee with a Susan G. Komen for the Cure group. "Music of Hope" was commissioned with the gentleman's wife's face as the angel. If you have an idea for your own Angel, drop me a line, I'm open to all ideas.