Debra Thomas Weible
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Debra Thomas Weible is a native Hoosier and transplant to Florida these past 30 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her medical degree with a residency in Ophthalmology from Emory University. For the past 30 years, she has practiced ophthalmology in Clearwater, Florida and retired in 2012.
A lifelong interest in drawing led Debra to watercolor classes at Dunedin Fine Art Center, where she now teaches. The relationship with DFAC has continued and she serves on the board of directors. She has also served as a trustee of PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists).
Her mentor and teacher is the great watercolorist, Pat Weaver, and she continues to paint with and learn from her.
Debra’s present love is painting animals: wildlife, domestic livestock and pets. “I attempt to give them some personality and love to focus on their beautiful eyes. I also love to tell a bit of a story and incorporate some humor into my paintings. Seeing people smile at my painting is the greatest compliment.”
Debra has shown her work locally and statewide at:
Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsey
Cool and 2Cool Art Shows
Ruth Eckerd Performing Art Center
Florida Watercolor Society, 2008 and 2011, Signature Member 2017
Dunedin Fine Art Center
Florida Watercolor Online Show, 2010 – 2015
2nd Place 2005 and 2006 Concorso Rapido
Holbein Award of Excellence, Loew-Cornell Award FWS 2011
1st Place 2006 National League of American Pen Women
2nd Place PAVA Member Show 2013
Merit Award “Altogether Now” DFAC exhibit 2014
Merit Award FWS Online Show 2015