We had the good fortune of connecting with Christine Debrosky and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christine, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My mission is to celebrate and share the simple everyday beauty of the world around us. I do so with my paintings, which I exhibit in physical spaces when I can, and on social media, often daily. Anyone may view my art. There is solace and joy in simply taking notice of the visual delights all around us.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My work is informed by the effects of light throughout the day,, and following the dance as it changes throughout the day…and in to the night. I have had many wonderful accomplishments in the art world…including exhibitions in Italy andFrance, and achieving signature membership with many prestigious organizations, such as American Women Artists, and the American Impressionist Society, to name two. My most gratifying accolades, however have come from followers and collectors. One told me that “I can feel the sun on my face, and feel the breeze in my hair when I look at your paintings” . Another, “ You take something simple like weeds along the road, and make me look at them. You make them so beautiful…and they are just weeds.! “ It has not been an easy journey in this endeavor. I have had to make sacrifices, as income is certainly not guaranteed, nor is fame . I have worked very hard for recognition along the way…often with many disappointments. During those times, I either examine the situation and realize that perhaps it was not so important, or, I ask” What can I do better, or differently? “ An important thing that I realized early on is that it is a process, and I am always learning, and seeking improvement in my work. I also realize that it is a privilege to be able to go to the studio, or work outside every day …but also at the same time it is my profession. What I would like others to know, is that If I can make someone’s day a bit brighter, or help them overcome a dark time simply by viewing my art, .I have accomplished my main purpose. ,“
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Breakfast at Violette’s cafe in Clarkdale. Then up to Sedona, for a short hike…perhaps Courthouse Butte. Dinner back at my home after time in the studio showing my newest projects. Another day would be at .Tlaquepaque, a recreated Mexican Village right in Sedona. We would have nice dinner at .Rene’s, or Cucina Rustica, or Butterfly Burger. The next day, we would stay closer to home, and and go to the “jail trail”.in Cottonwood after a nice breakfast home. I do like to cook! Then we would poke around in the shops in Old Town. Another day would be spent in .Jerome, also close. And, a day doing a lot of hiking, as there are so many wonderful trails in Sedona. If my friend was game, I would take her out painting for a morning or afternoon with me! I would make sure that one day we were out during the magic hour. The light on the red rocks is just so awesome…especially when right out there on the trails.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband Wayne, who has been my #1 supporter and fan all along.
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