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Fairfield Art Association opens Baughman’s ‘An Iowa View’ Friday

May 03, 2017
Photo by: PHOTO SUBMITTED Deb Baughman’s work, like this “Summer Ride” painting, will be exhibited by the Fairfield Art Association.

Fairfield Art Association opens a new exhibit titled “An Iowa View” by artist Deb Baughman on Friday in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

A reception will be 6-8 p.m. where attendees can meet and visit with the artist.

For the two-month-long exhibit, Baughman has included 50 of her works, in acrylic, watercolor, oil and casein, that represent six Iowa themes including: The Farm, The Land, The Water, The Rails, The Buildings and The People.

“I think this will be a show you won’t want to miss. Baughman is a well-known award-winning regional artist. The painter’s artworks relate to rural Iowa and capture its everyday life” said Fairfield Art Association volunteer director Suzan Kessel.

Baughman is a lifelong resident of Davis County. She graduated from Davis County High School, Ottumwa Heights College, and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northeast Missouri State, now Truman State. She taught art for over 33 years in Davis County and Fox Valley schools, and she also taught at workshops.

Baughman and her husband Mike live in Pulaski and have three sons and three grandsons.

Baughman has exhibited in many fine art festivals in the Midwest, and participated in many shows winning several awards. She has exhibited at Indian Hills Community College, Keokuk Art Center, Fort Madison Art Center, Iowa Wesleyan, La Poste

in Perry, and the Des Moines State Historical Library.

“As a plein air painter, I paint by observation,” stated Baughman. “I don’t restrict myself to subject or medium. I may paint industrial conglomerations outdoors, or figurative from vintage pictures, whatever has a combination of line or shape or rhythm which grabs my attention. I also like to explore many mediums, from watercolor to woodcut to casein. The fun is in the process and exploration of the work, and communicating a time, place or interesting design to viewers. The challenge is to keep on keeping on and have fun doing it, and hope that my enjoyment of painting comes through to viewers.”

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