A best-loved quote of mine by Edgar Degas is, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” In my photography I strive to make others see the art in the subjects of my images. Intimate landscapes, still life and candid portraits are the favorite subjects of my passion. My hope is that my images conjure some emotion in the viewer as well as an appreciation of the art in their creation.
Deborah Baird photographs the intimate - the details in the ordinary which elevate the subjects beyond ordinary. Her favorite subjects are intimate landscapes, still life and candid portraits. Deborah's interest in photography began while studying graphic design in 1999 at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania, where she earned the Certificate of Competency in Photography. Deborah was born in Missouri, is the mother of one son, and after living in the Philadelphia area for 20 years, now lives in Woodbine, Georgia with her husband Rick and her Australian Shepherd, Ruby. She has traveled in Europe and the Caribbean and she also paints, draws and is an avid gardener.
Awards and Exhibitions
•Chester County (PA) Art Association Juried Exhibitions 2000 (Honorable Mention) and 2005
•Delaware County (PA) Community College Student Exhibitions 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007
•Delaware County Community College Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in Photography 2004
•Main Line (PA) Chamber of Commerce Impressions Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibition 1999 (1st Place Photography)
•Pennsylvania Department of Education Student and Faculty Exhibition 2004
•Perkins Center for the Arts (NJ) Photography 24 Exhibition 2005
•Phillips Mill (PA) Photographic Exhibitions 2001, 2003 (Award and sale), 2006 (Entry chosen for program cover) and 2013
•Galan Fine Gifts and Furnishings “Through the Lens: Three Views” photo exhibition 2004 and “Clay Arts and Photography” 2005
•Showcase Camden County (GA) Photo Contest, Landscape Category 2011
Juror Award of Merit, International Fine Art Competition, Grand Prix de la Découverte, Paris, France, 2013
•Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts (Valdosta, GA) Spring into Art Exhibition 2014 (1st Place Photography), Spring into Art Exhibition 2015 (2nd Place Photography), Spring Into Art Exhibition 2016 (1st Place Photography)
•Solo Show June 2015, Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts
•Delaware County Community College, Media Pennsylvania - Certificate of Competency in Photography
•Numerous Photography Workshops
•Camden County (GA) Board of Commissioners 2011 Annual Report
Trained in 35mm, medium and large format film and darkroom, and color and black and white digital printing. Currently working digitally with Canon 50D DSLR and Canon G12 cameras and Adobe Photoshop CS6. I print most of my images archivally with an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Photo Printer using Ultrachrome K3 inks up to 16 x 20. Panoramas are 12 inches by varying widths.
Prints are available from the artist. For some images, larger prints can be made available. For information about pricing send an email on my contact page.