Artist Debbie Horton
Debbie Horton will probably always have the desert in her heart. Born and raised in Palm Springs, California, and traveling frequently throughout the Southwest, Debbie has absorbed the desert's natural beauty and captured the vibrant colors and warmth in her paintings. But, her artistic talents don't stop there. Debbie's abilities are widely ranged from cartoonist, illustrator, to graphic designer, art director and design firm business owner.
Her natural talent for creating whimsical cartoon characters through the years has allowed her work to be published in many advertising ads/campaigns, comic strips and books. Debbie is also a professional illustrator, able to draw a wide variety of subjects as needed in her advertising profession. She also worked in the publishing business at Palm Springs Magazine in Palm Springs, California. Starting as a production artist, then promoted to one of the top designers for the world renowned magazine. Debbie continued her passion for graphic design at “Multi-Media Advertising” in Palm Springs. She was hired as a designer, soon becoming the companies Senior Art Director for 5 years.
After moving to Orange County, Debbie started her own design firm, “Studio West Graphics”. She hired interns from Platt College, teaching students with hands-on projects. Her clients included; Del Monte Jazz Festival, Toyota, Ford, Fila, Dunlop, Darlyn Design Sportswear, Target (bicycle product packaging), Prince (musician), Barbara Feldman (actress), Gold’s Gym, and Santa Anita Race Track, to name a few. Other graphic design experience includes creating a communications department for a local church, in which Debbie and her staff designed and managed advertising, programs, power points, events and more for 15 ministries.
Debbie is currently pursuing her painting career, having successful showings for Aaron Brothers and Ojai Art in the Park. Her paintings have been featured at Mystic Arts Gallery and Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. Other galleries featuring her work are the Borrego Art Institute in Borrego Springs, CA , Chemmers Gallery in Orange County, CA., as well as Xanadu’s Art Catalogue in Scottsdale, AZ. Go to the FINE ART tab to see her work.
She also owns an online Etsy store selling her t shirt designs and other products for volleyball players, as well as “raising the bar” for local clubs and high schools sports media guides.
Over 500 striking color images display the artwork of 100 contemporary painters from around the world. Their works, in oils, acrylics, and watercolors, range from very traditional pieces representing their mother countries to emerging styles that are new on the world scene. Naïve style painters resurge with a new spark, while others ventured into a more futuristic direction, mixing styles and creating completely unique and innovative canvases. No matter in which direction the artists take their work, each painting is truly exceptional and comes straight from the heart. The painters, from child prodigies to experienced veterans, are arranged alphabetically, allowing readers to view all the work of each artist together. Through this book, readers will travel the world and discover amazing contemporary artists and their important works of art. This book is a must for serious art collectors, enthusiasts, gallery owners, and artists.