Debra Huse

   Costa Mesa, California

"The Forgotten Coast is an incredibly special area with a vast variety of history for inspiration. The people who live there deeply love their coast and it shows in their spirit and generosity of friendship."

Debra Huse is a contemporary American Impressionist. She uses rich color and bold fluid strokes to capture the light and drama in her plein air and studio paintings. Huse enjoys working in oils and is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters & Pastel Society of America.

Debra began formal painting when she was ten even stretching her own canvases in private lessons. At age 11, she was awarded a scholarship and attended college courses at the prestigious John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN. Debra continued her art studies at Indiana University and upon graduation, worked painting for Champion Illustrated Sports in Nashville IN. Huse relocated in 1986 to Newport Beach, CA while working as an art director in advertising by day and painting at night.

A full-time painter since 1998, Debra enjoys painting on location and has painted in many plein air events across the country. Huse and her husband Randy enjoy traveling on their sport fishing boat GROUPER where Debra often paints scenes from the water. Huse currently has a studio in a Newport Beach, CA Boatyard. Huse's work can be viewed online at:

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