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 brushwork 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.
In 2022 she received 1st in Watercolor at The Landings Annual Juried Show, Savannah, Ga., In 2021 The Frederick Smallwood Memorial Award in the NJ Watercolor Society 79th Annual Juried Exhibition, and in 2017 Best In Show at The Landings Annual Juried Show, Savannah, GA. In 2016 and 2015 she received numerous awards including the Silver Medal of Honor at the NJ Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show.
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 a Professor of Methods of Teaching Elementary and Secondary Art. She exhibited each year in the Faculty Exhibition until her retirement. She also 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 the Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ. She gives drawing, painting lessons, demonstrations and workshops.
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