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Artist Deb Holien is a painter of dreamlike mixed media art that combines realism and abstraction. Inspiration for her abstract backgrounds comes, from the colors, shapes, and textures of nature and architecture. Realistic photo images are altered by Deb and then transferred to her painting surface. Next layers of acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, paper ephemera and gold leaf are added, partially removed & added again, using techniques of sanding, masking & glazing. Found objects such as keys, locks, books, rocks, dried plant material, and rusty metal objects are added at various stages during her artistic process. Colored pencil and oil stick are used to enhance the final details of the composition. The resulting fragmented collage with its weathered patina hints at hidden depths and unearthed stories. You can also wear Deb’s art in the form of Art Charm jewelry Art Charms are tiny reproductions of Deb’s original art (or vintage photos) printed with archival inks, sandwiched between two pieces of glass and framed with silver solder. Each of these unique double-sided miniature works of art is constructed entirely by hand. No two charms will be exactly alike. The finished Art Charms are often incorporated into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that may include antique keys, beads, watch parts, feathers, gemstones, pearls and other items recycled from broken vintage jewelry. Deb accepts commissions for custom Art Charm jewelry and mixed media paintings made with the special pers