Meet Debra Halprin
Debra the Artist
Debra Halprin's love for art and her artistic journey began in early childhood while living with her grandparents in Belmar, New Jersey. Her grandmother, Ceil Grayer, was a well known artist and art teacher. She was a student of Edgar Whitney and her work was influenced by his style.
As a child, Debra enjoyed attending her grandmother’s art classes and participating in their assignments. Although Debra's career began with the use of watercolors she has branched out into various mediums including acrylics, inks, pastels and oils.
Today, Debra is an award-winning artist whose work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibits, including the prestigious Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition as well as the BWS MidAtlantic Shows. In addition, her portrait “Little Miss Molly” was accepted into Touchstone Gallery’s Regional Juried Exhibit entitled “The Human Form” and awarded Second Place by Dr. Anne Goodyear, Assistant Curator at the National Portrait Gallery.
Debra’s art works have been featured in articles in The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspaper, Washington Home & Design Magazine, Washington Spaces Magazine, Montgomery Insight and in Palette Magazine.
Debra the Printer
In 1998 Debra began researching the Art of Archival Reproduction. Although primarily for her own use, Debra's printing ability soon became known throughout the area by local artists. The business took off through word of mouth and now, 20 years later, Debra enjoys the art of giclée printing on a full time basis.
It has taken Debra years of study to master the talent involved in the creation of giclée prints. With the technical expertise which Debra has achieved, and her talented eye as an artist, she finds the Art of Archival Reproduction to be, not only creative, but challenging and rewarding.
When asked what she enjoys most about this endeavor Debra replied “I love working with Artists, seeing their latest creations, discussing their art in order to produce the best archival reproduction possible, making suggestions on how to market their work, learning of their successes and the great joy and satisfaction I receive when the artists tell me that they prefer the print to the original painting”.