A graduate of Colorado Institute of Art, Deborah McAllister worked in graphic design and illustration before pursuing a fine art career full time. Inspired by the landscape, she especially enjoys traveling and “plein air painting”. Deborah is an award winning plein air painter, having been recognized with awards by Plein Air Artists Colorado, Southpark Celebrates the Arts, and the Continental Divide Land Trust’s annual plein air painting festival. These events are an important part of Deborah’s schedule as she travels in Colorado, surrounding states and international locations such as Curacao
Deborah has taught oil painting and watercolor workshops internationally and as a board member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, schedules weekly painting locations for members.
Deborah lives in Lakewood, CO with her husband, Tom. Affiliations include Oil Painters of America, Women Artists of the West, signature membership in Plein Air Artists Colorado and the Colorado Watercolor Society. Her work is shown at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery and at Rijks Family Gallery in Crested Butte.