DEBBI SMITH ROURKE
Oil & Pastel
About the Artist
Debbi is a contemporary artist working in oil and pastel. Influenced by the natural world, she paints simplified landscapes, breaking down elements into their basic shapes and forms using a variety of palette knife and brush applications. She also paints a range of subjects from still life works to full abstractions.

Read More

Master artists such as Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Raimonds Strapans, Henri Matisse and Mark Rothko continue to inspire her works, along with a myriad of current contemporary artists. Whether painting large or small, abstract or representational, she focuses on design, balance, movement, texture, rhythm, contrast, energy, harmony and color.

Reared in Austin, Debbi attended the University of Texas where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. After ten years in Chicago and Dallas working as a copywriter/Creative Director in ad agencies, she returned to Austin to write and paint. The last 12+ years, she has been painting regularly, taking workshops from accomplished artists, and exhibiting in local and national juried exhibitions. Professionally, she is currently a Copy Director for Dell Technologies, creating global marketing campaigns and digital efforts for their enterprise solutions.

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS:

Featured artist for arts section of VoyageHouston summer 2018:
http://voyagehouston.com/interview/art-life-debbi-smith-rourke/

Contributing editor to Life as a Human digital lifestyle magazine, including “An Inspiring Journey in the World of Fantasies and Abstractions.”

Inclusion in “International Contemporary Masters 2009,” published by OMMA Center of Contemporary Art.

EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Group Exhibition, Old Bakery Gallery, Austin, TX
2016 National Juried Abstract Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
2016 West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX
2016 Select Exhibition, Alina B, Danville CA
2015 Select Exhibition, Alina B, Danville CA
2015 Group Exhibition, Old Bakery Gallery, Austin, TX
2015 Invitational Group Exhibition, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
2014 Group Exhibition, Old Bakery Gallery, Austin, TX
2014 Invitational Group Exhibition, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX
2013 Solo Exhibition, Bruegger’s Gallery, Austin, TX
2013 Juried Exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin, TX
2013 Group Exhibition, Old Bakery Gallery, Austin, TX
2013 Solo Exhibition, Howson Public Library, Austin, TX
2013 Group Exhibition, West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX
2013 Group Exhibition, Austin, TX
2013 Juried Exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin, TX
2013 Group Exhibition, Austin, TX
2012 Juried Exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin, TX
2012 Invitational Group Exhibition, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2012 Juried Exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin, TX
2011 Juried Exhibition, Studio2Gallery, Austin, TX
2011 Invitational Group Exhibition, Arthouse, Austin, TX
2010 Juried Exhibition, Studio2Gallery, Austin, TX
2010 Group Exhibition, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV
2007 Group Exhibition, Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY
2007 Juried Exhibition, Austin Visual Arts Assoc., Austin, TX

Colorado Summer #1

Oil on canvas panel
14″ H x 11″ W unframed
15.5” H x 12.5” W natural-wood & black float frame
19.25” H x 16” W silver or gold plein air frame
21” H x 18” W wide gold crackle frame

$425.00$525.00

  • Cross #1

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on canvas
    30” H x 24” W x 1.5” D
    Stretched gallery-wrapped canvas with painted 1.5″ deep sides.

    $1,300.00
  • Somewhere in France

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on canvas panel
    8” H x 10” W
    9” H x 11” W in float frame
    13.25” H x 15.25” W in black museum frame

    Frame options
    -Unframed
    -Black museum frame with gold liner
    -Natural wood and black float frame

    $250.00$350.00

Scottish Highlands

Oil on canvas panel
8” H x 10” W
9” H x 11” W in float frame
14” H x 16.25” W in black museum frame
13.25” H x 15.25” W in gold plein air frame

$250.00$350.00

  • To a Tee

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on canvas
    Stretched gallery-wrapped canvas with painted .5″ deep sides.
    12” H x 12” W x .5” D

    $300.00

Sunset On The Seas

Oil on canvas panel
14″ H x 11″ W unframed
19.25” H x 16” W silver plein air frame
15.5” H x 12.5” W natural-wood & black float frame
21” H x 18” W wide gold crackle frame

$425.00$525.00

Gondola

Oil on canvas panel
11”H x 14” W

$425.00$525.00

Parade of Palms

Oil on canvas panel
12”H x 16” W

$525.00$625.00

Colorado Summer #2

Oil on canvas panel
14″ H x 11″ W unframed
15.5” H x 12.5” W natural-wood & black float frame
19.25” H x 16” W silver or gold plein air frame
21” H x 18” W wide gold crackle frame

$425.00$525.00

Tipsy

Oil on loose, unstretched canvas
Artwork 6.5” H x 4.5” W
Mat size 10” H x 8” W
Framed: 12” H x 10” W

$120.00$190.00

  • Topsy Turvy

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on canvas panel
    6” H x 6” W unframed
    12” H x 12” W gold plein air frame
    7.5” H x 7.5” W natural wood / black float frame

    Frame options
    – Unframed
    – In gold plein air frame
    – In natural wood/black float frame

    $150.00$225.00

Balancing Act

Oil on canvas panel
6” H x 6” W unframed
7.5” H x 7.5” W natural wood & black float frame
7.5” H x 7.5” W gold & black float frame
12” H x 12” W gold plein air frame

$150.00$230.00

  • Calm

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on loose, unstretched canvas
    5.5” H x 8.5” W artwork
    11” H x 14” W framed
    Oil on loose unstretched canvas framed with mat & glass.

    $225.00
  • Peace

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on loose, unstretched canvas
    5.5” H x 8.5” W artwork
    11” H x 14” W framed
    Oil on loose unstretched canvas framed with mat & glass.

    $225.00
  • In Unison

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on unstretched canvas
    Artwork 6.5” H x 4.5” W / Mat 10” H x 8” W
    Narrow gold frame: 12” H x 10” W
    Wide decorative gold frame: 17” H x 15” W

    Frame options
    -Unframed with mat
    -Narrow gold frame with mat & glass
    -Wide decorative gold frame & mat

    $120.00$190.00
  • Orbs And Dots

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on unstretched canvas
    Artwork 6.5” H x 4.5” W / Mat 10” H x 8” W
    Narrow gold frame: 12” H x 10” W
    Wide decorative gold frame: 17” H x 15” W

    Frame options
    -Unframed with mat
    -Narrow gold frame with mat & glass
    -Wide decorative gold frame & mat

    $120.00$190.00
  • Dancing Around

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on canvas panel
    10” H x 8” W unframed
    11” H x 9” W in natural wood float frame
    17” H x 15” W in wide gold decorative frame

    Frame options
    -Unframed
    -Natural wood & black float frame
    -Wide gold decorative frame

    $250.00$350.00

Winter Holiday II

Oil on canvas panel, framed
8” H x 10”
Framed: 9” H x 11” W

$350.00

  • Purple Iris

    Debbi Smith Rourke
    Oil on canvas panel
    10” H x 8” W artwork, 11 3/8” H x 9 3/8” W framed size
    Framed in natural wood float frame

    $350.00

Mayan Breeze

Oil on canvas panel
11” H x 14” W

$425.00$525.00

• SOLD Moraine Lake

Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
24″H x 24″ W x 1.5” D
Unframed
From The Austin Collection

• SOLD Glacier Bay

Oil on canvas
10” H x 10” W x 1.5” D
Painted gallery-wrapped edges
From The Austin Collection

©2021 Artful Galleries LLC
Design by Kim Brill Code by Brad Cable

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Shop
Customer Login
Artist Login
Placing Orders
Shipping
Returns and Exchanges

For Artists
Artist FAQ

Community Support
Non-Profit Partners
Funds Raised to Date

Policies
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy

Contact
Info@ArtfulGalleries.com
If you are a prospective artist, click here for information on exhibiting