Deborah Redden, a lifetime resident of the Jersey Shore and an avid sailor, paints on location the boats,
lighthouses and coastal scenes that have shaped her life and constantly challenge her artistically. Over time
she has changed from a traditional approach in painting to a freer and bolder style. She works to capture
the emotion of the scene in vibrant color and brush work with results that are dramatic and exciting. Her love
for painting and teaching merge in her workshops where people feel comfortable and inspired. "Watercolor
is an exhilarating medium that constantly forces me to grow and explore new directions. My goal is to share
the learning, decision making skills and needed techniques in a supportive, stress free, and fun atmosphere."
Redden is a Signature Member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, an Elected Member of the Audubon
Artists, NY, an Associate Member of the American Watercolor Society, an Exhibiting Member of the Guild of
Creative Art, NJ, the Landings Art Association, Savannah, and The Plein Air Painters, NJ.
Recently she was the recipient of 2018 2nd in Watercolor, 2017 Best In Show and 2016 1st Place in
Watercolor at LAA Juried Shows, Savannah,Ga; 2016 Award of Excellence at the Guild of Creative Art Juried
Show, NJ,; 2015 Silver Medal of Honor at the NJ Watercolor Annual Juried Show, the 2015 Award of
Excellence at the Audubon Artists Juried Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2015 "2nd in Watercolor" and 2014
"1st in Oil" at LAA Juried Exhibits, Savannah, Ga.
Redden has a MA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute, N.Y. and a BA in Art Education from Monmouth University,
N.J. From 1988 until 2006, she was on the faculty at Monmouth University, NJ as Professor of Methods of
Teaching Elementary and Secondary Art. She exhibited each year in the Faculty Exhibition until her
retirement. Most recently she was a full-time Fine Arts teacher at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School,
Rumson, NJ and retired in 2004.
Her work was included in the 2013 Monmouth University Juried Exhibit, "Faculty and Friends". In 2000 she
was recognized for her contribution to the arts by NJ Senate Majority Leader John O. Bennett. She is Past
President of the Board of Trustees of the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ. She gives drawing, painting
lessons, demonstrations and workshops.
You may contact Deborah Redden at: firstname.lastname@example.org