“INspired by the Masters” with Artist Debra Keirce
“My art journey has taken me to this place where I am finally understanding why I am drawn toward miniatures, and why I prefer classical realism to photorealism — in particular, why I love the Dutch masters and have since I was a kid. I love art that draws you IN,” says Debra Keirce.
“The Dutch masters painted in exquisite detail, similar to miniature art, and that alone invites you to lean in and look closer. Also, the 17th-century pieces are quite often composed in a way that invites you into the painting. My personal goal in my art is to give the viewer an experience. I try to stimulate all the senses. I want them to feel they are IN the painting, feeling the heat or the splash of the wave, smelling the flowers, hearing the birds chirping in the distance. I thought by capitalizing the IN in Inspired, it would convey some of that.”