Abstraction/ mixed media
About the Artist
Debra Corbett is a contemporary abstract artist living in the Boston area. She is a nationally collected and award-winning painter who is represented in New England and the Southwest. Following a career in jewelry design she established a decorative painting business as well as facilitated painting murals with elementary schools in the area. Currently, she is a full-time professional artist with an active home studio practice, and offers mixed-media collage workshops for adults. Debra sits on the Board as a founding member of the local non-profit Melrose Arts which works to support the arts in her community.

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“The goal and interest in my work centers around creating an interesting surface while at the same time offering the viewer non representational imagery to ponder. I invite the viewer to interpret their own personal definition. Each painting originates without a pre-conceived idea. Texture, created with modeling paste or plaster, becomes the foundation. I then continue with materials that include acrylic paint, glazes, metallic powders, and graphite. With this process I create multiple layers that are added, subtracted, and manipulated using a variety of tools. The work is complete once I am satisfied with the ‘story’ it tells.”

Debra grew up in New Jersey but has lived in New England for over 40 years. Her education includes earning a BFA from Seton Hall University and attending many workshops with artists and classes at The DeCordova Museum.

Beebe Estate
Belmont Gallery of Art, National Association of Women Artists, The Nave Gallery, Somerville
Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge Art Association
Invitational Corporate exhibit at New England Biolabs
Solo show at The Marshall Gallery
Celebration of Materials show at Blick Art Supplies
Affordable Art Fair in NYC
New England collective at Galatea Gallery Boston
Copley Society of Art Boston
Ventana Art in Santa Fe
Newburyport Art Association
Solo show at Beebe Estate
Mass Audubon
Francesca Anderson Gallery, Lexington
Boatmeadow Gallery, Cape Cod
Stone Gallery, Vt
Solo exhibit, Concord Art Association

Donnelon, Donnelon and Miller, Cincinnatti
ABMP Co., Golden, Co
Melrose Wakefield Hospital
Melrose Public Library
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

2004-2015- Co-Chair, Melrose Arts Festival

  • Venice

    Debra Corbett

    Plaster, acrylic paint & gold metallic glazes on canvas
    30” H x 30” W x 1.5” D

  • Tabernacle

    Debra Corbett

    Acrylic and gold metallic paint, hand-painted papers, vintage papers and modeling paste on canvas
    24” H x 24” W x 1.5” D


• SOLD Under the Bridge

Acrylic paint, gold metallic acrylic on canvas
24” H x 30” W x 1.5” D

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