DEBRA   FERRARI

My Story

I have been an artist my entire life. I took a huge leap of faith in life when I focused on my art full time back in 1997. I left my home state of Ohio and started working with the design trade in Southwest Florida creating and installing amazing works of art. Today, I create in my gallery and studio in Dallas, Texas for people all over the world.


My art is my interpretation of my life, nature and the world around me. Even though I studied at Kent State University in fine arts, I am a self taught artist. I love to experiment with different mediums, materials, canvas, wood, acrylic, colors, textures, shapes, plaster, light boxes, stretcher frames....


I explore the abstract and realism world of art on a daily basis. Most people are amazed that i am a multi medium artist. I cannot create the same thing over and over again. I like to explore and experiment. The natural world with all of its organic textures, colors and images is my inspiration.


My Art


I create original contemporary art that is unique. I work everyday in my studio located in my gallery on commissions and gallery works of art. If you could see the inside of my studio it is filled with pictures taped to my walls with images that inspire me, stretcher frames, canvas, wood pieces, paints, brushes, work tables, easels, water buckets, tools, scrapers and usually my cat Stella.  I challenge myself everyday and normally have about 4 -5 pieces of art going on at the same time. I jump around Pandora music all day while I work listening to music that is either calming or rocking the studio down depending on my mood. My work is challenging both physically mentally and emotionally. I really dive into each piece of art with great passion and care to exceed my clients and collectors expectations.



Abstract|Textures

Exhibitions


2018 Water & Ice, Solo Show, Ferrari Gallery, A Stroke of Lightning Solo Show at Ferrari Gallery, A One Night Show, Solo Show at Two Old Crows Gallery

2017 Ferrari, Ferrari, Campbell & Stone, Ferrari Gallery

2016  The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Museum

           H3 at Two Old Crows Gallery, Solo Show,  Pagosa Springs, CO

           Art For Horses, Pace Center, Parker, CO

          Au Naturel, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Clatsop College Art Gallery, Astoria, OR

          Fashion, The Studio Door Contemporary Gallery, San Diego, CA- Best Of Show

2014  National Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Museum, Fort Worth, TX

           The Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX

2013  Creede Reperatory Theater, Creede, Colorado

           The American Academy of Equine Art, Kentucky
2010  Invitational Show, Art Of A Woman, Florida
2009  Group Show, Space 39, Florida
2007  Invitational Show, Art Of A Woman, Florida
2005  Juried Show, Art House, Florida
          Invitational Show, Art Of A Woman, Florida
          Featured Artist, Special Equestrians, Florida
2004  Group Show, Naples Botanical Gardens,
           Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Fl
2003  Group Show, Naples Botanical Gardens, Florida
          Group Show, Edison Film Festival, Florida
2002  Solo Show, Syrah, Florida
          Group Show, Broadway Gallery, Florida
2000  Group Show, Exhibition 1303, Florida

        

Public Collectionsollections


Health Park Hospital

Sun City

Space 39

The Beau Rivage

Pagosa Springs Medical Center

Dwell With Dignity, Dallas, Texas

Hotel Indigo

Bacchus

Lakewood Brewery



Bibliography

Dallas Design & Style Magazine

Southwest Art Magazine, August 2016

Clatsop Community College

WINK TV

Naples Daily News

Tropicalia

Times of The Islands

Gulf Coasting

Gulf Shore Life Magazine

The Fine Interiors of Naples, Florida

Fort Myers News Press

Gulf Coast Times

Gulf & Main Magazine

The Adverse Witness

The Pagosa Sun Times




 

 

       

 

B LA C K & W H I T E

Commissions and Custom Artwork


I have been specializing in custom contemporary abstract and representational art for about 20 years. Throughout these years, I have had the honor of working on amazing projects with amazing talented interior designers, builders and private clients. I have created small works of art and very large massive works in many styles, colors, shapes and mediums. The space and the emotion that my art evokes is important and personally rewarding to me.


When Shopping Online For My Art


I have been a professional full time artist since 1998. I work everyday on art in my studio for clients all over the world. If you are in Dallas, Texas please stop by and visit me Tues - Sat from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm or call for an appointment. I would be happy to give you a tour of  my studio and gallery. Please know you can shop and buy with confidence when buying my work. Many of my collectors and clients buy online and see new works on my social media page or the gallery social media page and purchase art. If you have never purchased art online you can have confidence in me that I take every project and art commission very seriously. I care a great deal about crating and shipping the art so it arrives to you safely. You can also return the art. I have never had this happen yet. I think you will love your art even more when you see it in person. Your business is important to me. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Debra Ferrari is an internationally collected contemporary artist. Her original works are in public spaces, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and private residences. An American representational and abstract painter.  She curates her work from Ferrari Gallery located in the heart of the Dallas Design District on Dragon Street. Her passion for art was something she was born with. At the age of 5 she won her first award for an acrylic abstract painting on paper.  She was a common fixture in the art department throughout her high school years and spent most of her time drawing and painting. During college, Debra was deterred from following her passion as an artist . She changed her major from graphic design to business. She worked in management during and after college. Eventually Debra returned to her art and opened a small gallery in Medina, Ohio. In 1997, she decided to move to Southwest, Fl to start a business designing, painting and installing fine art and wall installations for the interior design trade along with creating fine art paintings for art collectors.

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The Darkhorse 3/5 Battalion Painting Series


My Darkhorse 3/5 Battalion Series was inspired by the brave Marines of the 3/5. In 2011, my good friend Maura's son Logan joined the 3/5. She e-mailed me a NPR story, "An Afghan Hell On Earth For The Darkhorse Marines" by Tom Bowman ( Oct 2011) about the sacrifices and bravery that this Marine unit suffered in Afghanistan in 2010- 2011. I was deeply touched by this story. Since I love to paint horses and tell stories about the relationships between humans and horses, this series came natural to me. I was inspired to create a painting as a tribute to them. The 3/5 got their nickname, the Darkhorse from the radio call sign that originated from one of it's commanders, Col Robert Taplett from the Korean War. It remains their call sign today to pay homage to the Marines bravery in Korea. A portion of the money from the sale of the original paintings and prints go to the Darkhorse Lodge in TN. All rights to the artwork have been given to Darkhorse.org. This Lodge will be a retreat to serve combat veterans. In 2014, ( thanks to Maura) I decided to paint a total of 25 original oil Darkhorse paintings to honor the 25 fallen Marines from the  2010-2011 deployment of the 3/5 Darkhorse Unit. I donate a portion of money from each and every sale of these paintings in the collectors name to the  Darkhorse Lodge. Darkhorselodge.org.