“My work consists primarily of graphite on paper and acrylic on
canvas. I have been making things as long as I can remember. Art has always
been a vital part of my life, though it has surfaced in many forms. I tend to
use art as a way to reveal inner emotions. My works are drawn from daily
observations, memories, and my imagination. I’m attracted to the evocative
aspects of an image and its power to suggest something beyond appearance.
Creating art is a natural path for me to pursue. I want to inspire myself and
others to reevaluate the way we perceive and interpret the world.”
–Debra Gilliam Wolfe Sheppard
Debra grew up in Searcy, Arkansas. Her drawings "Saved" and "Together" were
included in the Arkansas Artists Registry's juried exhibit Small Works on Paper in
1998 and 2006. In 2011 her multi media piece “Strings Attached”
was included in the Arkansas Art Center’s 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition.
She has works in many private collections. Debra currently resides in Little
Rock and is employed by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association as Director of
Government Affairs…specializing in “creative politics”.