About the Artist

A little about me.  

Hi, I'm Debbie Hipp, a retired middle school art teacher, crafter, quilter, painter, gardener and the best aunt ever. I love creating and sharing my creations with family and friends. I’ve always loved anything to do with flowers.  They make people happy and brighten any living space.  My florals have an impressionistic style where the element of color is the major focus.  I love the vibrancy of acrylics and how the medium allows the layers of translucent and opaque colors to create depth and light.    

Earlier in my career, I enjoyed painting portraits and florals in watercolor. Commissioned pieces supplemented my teacher salary for several years.  However, when I turned 40 years old, my hands started shaking and I was diagnosed by a neurologist with Essential Tremors.  Painting the detailed watercolors became more difficult. I didn't let that stop me though and switched to acrylics where my mistakes could easily be fixed when my hand would suddenly jerk and make a mark where I didn't want it.  Painting relaxes me and helps the tremors somewhat.  I can't help but be creative and have fun painting, quilting or doing simple crafts with friends. Anyway, thank you for your interest in my everchanging art!

The Canvas Garden Studio Debbie Hipp