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WATERCOLORS BY DEBRA BAKER
Debra Baker is a watercolor artist living and working on Long Island, New York. Inspired at an early age by the works of her maternal grandfather, John Doremus, a trained portrait artist, sculptor and wood carver, she felt the draw of artistic creativity that runs deep in her family. Although Debra had never met her grandfather, she was influenced by the family collection of his oil paintings, pastels, sculptures and hand carved furniture. A particular piece that captured her imagination was a large painting of two sailboats racing on Long Islands Great South Bay. For years this piece was hung over the mantel in her aunts’ home in Westhampton Beach, L.I. The pride of her grandfather’s talent inspired her to study art and to produce works of her own.