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Mending Souls

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Deborah Splain 

I draw my imagery from the environment, events and circumstances that impact our everyday life and how we make our own connections.  The intent is to follow the emotion, revealing an image of how they intertwine and connect because as human beings we look for these connections. It is a journey through the painting itself one thing overlaps and influences the other.

 Sometimes, the emotional expression  explodes in the carving of the board, or intensity of the line; building a bridge between visual and emotional feelings.  One function of the work is to generate new insight . Communicating a new interpretation formed with familiar imagery; a zone for the viewer to recall past connections, while establishing new ones.  This process helps me move forward and perhaps the audience it captures.


Deborah started as a muralist and received a grant for hWomen’s Art Institute Studio Intensive/MCAD(Minnesota College of Art & Design), where she was involved with the WARM- Women Art Resources of MN) since 2008-present. She was drawn to Arizona, after painting her rock imagery and started showing her work out in at the Creative Center of Scottsdale, but soon left for the beauty of Sedona, and now resides in the Village of Oak Creek.

(The artist does commissions & donates her work to raise money for Breast Cancer Events, Children's Theatre, and Make a Wish foundation & Sedona Humane Society). _______________________________________________________________________

Current Member Associations:

WARM - Womens Art Resources of MN    Banfill-Locke Cntr for Arts MN 

Womanmade Gallery-Chicago   Northern Az Watercolor

Sedona Arts Center- AZ

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All Work



Dreamcatcher series



Exhibitions/ Solo Shows/Juried Shows

2022   SAC Sedona Art Center “What Sedona Means To Me” Sept.2-22

2022   LAI High Energy / Soothing  Opening April 14  5-8 pm  thru May 5 th

2021  Textures &Tones    Lincoln Art Institute  Opening Oct. 14th   5-8 pm 

2021  Just Imagine  Aug. 12-Sept. 9th

special showing Aug.-27-28  LINCOLN ART INSTITUTE  

2021 Sunnyside Up 

2020  Magic & Dreams  Sedona Art Center  

       Virtual online  June 1st-30, 2020 

2020 Sedona Art Center Salon des Refusses  Jan.17-19

2020 Sedona Art Center Members  40 th Juried show

2019 Sedona Art Center 39th Annual  )opening  March-April, 2019

          Ribbon Creativity/Drawing  "The Tell"

2019 Opening reception Feb. 7- Solo show  

"Research & Discovery 2" Canyon Mesa Country Club, Village of Oak Creek

2018 Opening reception Nov. 3rd 2017

 WARM Women's ART Resources of MN Presents

"Roots and Fruits" College of St. Cathrine, St. Paul MN

2016-2017  WARM  Women Art Resources of MN  "Self Portraits" Juried

2016 Creative Center of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Az
2015 Cambridge MN, Trilogy of Textures Fall Fine Art Show dual show
2014  NEMMA Fall Fine Arts Show Solar Arts Building NE Mpls

2013 Relocated to India for six month period

2012  Edina Art Fair -Juried
2012  "Where Art Thou?" Achieve Services Gala silent auction  Sol0 Majestic Oaks Golf Club, Ham Lake,  MN
2012 AAW  Art-a-Whirl Grain Belt  Juried
2012  Banfill-Locke Center for Arts - Group Show - 2nd place "Leap of Faith"

* Out of Country Bangalore India Relocation approx 1yr

2011 Heart of the Beast Puppet Mask Theater-  “ Dreams of Winter”     Juried    
2011 Bethesda Hospital Group Show-Juried
2011 Women's Building St. Paul Show Resurfacing  Sept.-Oct. solo show
2011 The Women's Art Instititute Group-Show Juried
2011 MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids MN

        "Layered Interpretations" solo show

2011 "Temporality"  WARM Artists, Grain Belt Bottling House, MPLS 
2011  Paul Whitney Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota

              "Hidden Details" Show
2011 Special Event Women's Art Institute Scholarship Fund Benefit Sale  
Opening 3/26/11  6-9pm  Northrop King Gallery Minneapolis 

2010 Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts  - Best of Show  
2010 Bloomington Art Center WARM Member Exhibition
2010 University of St. Cloud Atwood Gallery,  Solo Show Research and Discovery
2010 Foot in the Door IV Mpls Institute for the Arts-Juried 
2010 Art Per Chance  Mpls Institute of Arts Juried  (Target Gallery in Mpls institute for arts)  "Research and Discovery"

2010 Bloomington Art Center Members Show- Juried 

2009 Fall Fine Art Show NEMAA Art Quinox , Dia de los Muertos Altered Esthtics-Juried Mixed Emotions

2009 Art Per Chance MPLS Institute of Arts
 AAW  Art-A-Whirl, St. Paul Art Crawl Tilsner - juried entry

2009 Altered Esthetics.  Juried show Mpls MN   “The Struggle Within”  Juried
2009 Spiritual Art Show - Kolbe  Center of Pope John Paul II    Juried


Artist/Painter/Mural Painting/Special Events

Current:  Artist  Canvas Conversations  Fine Art  Fundraising/Special Event Planning:  (Please con tact artist if you have an event for nonprofit) 2011  Make a Wish Foundation  Donated Artwork 2011  Women's Art Institute Funderaiser 2010   Children's Theatre  "Curtain Call Ball"  Donated Artwork 2010   Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN/ Marcy School Fundraiser Gala  Donated Artwork 2010   Breast Cancer Fundraiser/ Champlin MN  Donated Artwork 2009   Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Silent Auction Donated Artwork   Children's Art Festival Community Activity Center Brooklyn Park and Recreation Brooklyn Park Historical Farm Special Events Seasonal Race for the Cure-Breast Cancer Special Event, Created logos, cards and participated in sales   Teaching/ Pre-K through Adult   Brooklyn Park and Rec. Brooklyn Park MN


Teacher short-call

Education MN
Mar 2014Mar 2016


Heart Saver /Save a Life MNSCU-Multi Regional Training Cntr #AHA#0407297986

Post Tramatc Stress Training

Reiki Holy Fire 


National Personal Training Instuite PT Nutrition

Certification PT

Certification Nutrition

Additional Studio study MCADMn College Art &Design



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IL State University


Illinois State University, Normal IL BS Comprehensive Art,MCAD studio Intensive Program

MN Department of Education. Dist . 279 para, NPTI PT Personal Trainer & Nutrition Consultant

Education Minnesota, Short Call Substitute Pre K-adult Lic. #569051-0001

PROFESSIONAL - (Work History)

NEMAA Member/ (    or

2008- to  Current  WARM Womens Art Resources of MN  Programming

NPTI National Personal Trainer Institute, Nutrition and Personal Training/ CPR

Classic Creations, owner operator commercial murals, faux painting, special event planning. 

Home and Garden Show Minneapolis Convention Center 

Brooklyn Park and Recreation Arts (Teaching and Special Events)Community Activity Center, Brooklyn Park Historical Farm, Dist. 279 Osseo Area Schools  Para Professional  No Child Left Behind (English/Math)

Custom Work


Murals /Faux work/Trend Speciality Decor


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