Photograph of Artist DEBRA CORTESE
DEBRA CORTESE
Narrowsburg, New York - United States



Original Artworks (11)

Debra Cortese; Garden Angel, Gnome And T..., 2008, Original Photography Other, 12 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Garden Angel, Gnome abd Tomatoes is one of a series of 5 playful tomato images. Originally created for the Florida Tomato Growers Tomato Art Competition.This 18 inch x 12 inch open edition nature's energy photopainting is printed with archival inks on fine art paper, signed ...
Debra Cortese
Original Other Photograph, 2008
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Angel In Bird Bath With T..., 2008, Original Photography Other, 12 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Angel In The Bird Bath With Tomatoesan 18 inch x 12 inch open edition photopainting printed with archival inks on fine art paper, signed and shipped from Debra's studio. Custom sizes and framing available. ...
Debra Cortese
Original Other Photograph, 2008
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Mango Blue Bath, 2008, Original Photography Other, 9 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241  Mango Blue Bath is one of my Making Mango Salsa series inspired by the annual Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the luscious, deliciously ripe mangos of this season. This artwork is a variation on the original photo
Debra Cortese
Original Other Photograph, 2008
9 x 6 inches (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Blue Plate Mango Angel, 2008, Original Photography Other, 12 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  Blue Plate Mango Angel is one of a series of photopaintings of a luscious mango posing with a variety of garden characters including a clay Shrek chia head, a garden gnome and the angel shown in this artwork. The series starts with the mango and ends with ...
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Original Other Photograph, 2008
12 x 13 inches (30.5 x 33.0 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Tropical Patterns Ferns A..., 2008, Original Mixed Media, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  In this photopainting, I became entranced by the movement and textures of the greenery. When I photograph nature, I shoot hundreds of images and select only one or two that have the energy that speaks to me, that begs to be seen and experienced. Tropical Patterns is ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2008
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Heliconia Drapes 3 A Natu..., 2007, Original Other, 54 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  Heliconia Drapes 3, canvas giclee - Entranced. . . by the contrasts of light and shadow as they dance across the colors, textures and patterns of nature. This vibrating energy animates everything in our environment. IT IS MAGICAL! A photo of tropical heliconia drapes is the basis for this photo~...
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Original Undefined Medium, 2007
54 x 40 inches (137.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Travellers Palm Totem Pan..., 2006, Original Mixed Media, 36 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Nature' s Energy' e' SeriesTraveller' s Palm Totem Panel is a photopainting of the nature energies - the plants, leaves and trees vibrate in pixels and reflections, some whole, some fragmented, multiple dimensions, overlapping realities.I am entranced by nature: the harmony, the patterns of symmetry, geometry, ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2006
36 x 12 inches (91.4 x 30.5 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Lady Slipper Panel E Series, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 27 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Nature' s Energy' e' SeriesLady Slipper Panel - a photopainting of the nature energies - the plants, leaves and trees vibrate in pixels and reflections, some whole, some fragmented, multiple dimensions, overlapping realities.I am entranced by nature: the harmony, the patterns of symmetry, geometry, the vibrant and ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2006
27 x 12 inches (68.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Fuschia E Series, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Nature' s Energy' e' SeriesFuschia is a photopainting of the nature energies - the plants, leaves and trees vibrate in pixels and reflections, some whole, some fragmented, multiple dimensions, overlapping realities.I am entranced by nature: the harmony, the patterns of symmetry, geometry, the vibrant and soothing ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2006
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Debra Cortese; 2 Lizards 2 Dimensions E ..., 2006, Original Other, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Nature' s Energy' e' Series2Lizards 2Dimensions is a photopainting of the nature energies - the plants, leaves and trees vibrate in pixels and reflections, some whole, some fragmented, multiple dimensions, overlapping realities.I am entranced by nature: the harmony, the patterns of symmetry, geometry, the vibrant and ...
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Original Undefined Medium, 2006
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Debra Cortese; Ocean Blue Sea Spirit, 2005, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 45 inches. Artwork description: 241 Inspired by the International Billfish competition in Miami, this acrylic painting features the sea greens, blues and energy of a soaring billfish as it skillfully taunts its would be captors.  ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2005
30 x 45 inches (76.2 x 114.3 cm)
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Artist Statement

I believe everything on our planet shares a core energy, a vital life force that animates and supports all growth and renewal. In nature, when this energy is balanced and uninhibited by human interference, the flow is smooth, perfection exists. When I am truly in touch with nature, the feelings that I experience are incredibly magical, full of wonder and joy! I create the nature and plant spirit images to share these feelings, and hopefully to evoke similar feelings in viewers and instill a greater respect for the immense value of our natural environment. My visions of the nature energies evolved over many years of personal experience. I was first aware of them as a child playing in the woods and streams of my family home in the Catskill Mountains of New York. In the early 70's I read about the existence of nature spirits at the Findhorn gardens in Scotland. Fascinated by their stories, I began to experiment with communicating with the devas while gardening and hiking in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. I read voraciously and learned that nature spirits have existed throughout time in almost every culture around the world. I soon realized that my intention was the vehicle that enabled me to see and feel the nature energies. I portray my nature vision-feelings through a combination of photography and painting. I begin with a photo and enhance and subdue the balance of light, contrast and color to work an image into the most ...