Debra Lynn Carroll

B.A., M.B.A., A.O.C.A.D. (Honours)

Resident Artist at Loft Gallery

Debra Lynn Carroll is the resident artist of Loft Gallery.  She paints in her studio in the spacious gallery on the main street in the village of Clarksburg, The Blue Mountains in Ontario, Canada on Southern Georgian Bay.

At present Loft Gallery is the exclusive representative of Debra's original, large, textured landscape oil paintings.

Debra graduated with honours in drawing and painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design now OCAD University) in Toronto, Ontario in the year 2000.  She has been a full-time professional artist since then selling through solo exhibitions, large Toronto venues such as the Toronto Inside Art Expo and the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and several galleries in the GTA. 

Debra was born in Nova Scotia in the Annapolis Valley and completed a Bachelor of Arts in English at Acadia University, a Master of Business Administration degree at Dalhousie University in the 1970's.  She worked in the fishing industry in Nova Scotia for a number of years, then travelled and settled in Toronto where she graduated from OCAD.  Her first studio was at the Women's Art Association on Prince Arthur in downtown Toronto.  She later moved to a much larger studio to complete a 15 foot commission. 

In 2005 Debra married Phil McCormack and together they opened Loft Gallery on their first wedding anniversary after re-locating to their current home in The Blue Mountains.  The area known as the Georgian Triangle inspires Debra to focus on creating contemporary landscapes of her surroundings.  The energy of nature comes to life through her use of rich, vibrant colour used to create images of enduring beauty and elegant splendour.  The viewer feels as if they could walk into many of Debra's paintings.  This is accomplished, in part, through the large format composition, textural surfaces and a three dimensional effect she creates that brings the foreground closer to the viewer.

Come in and check out Debra's currently available paintings at Loft Gallery.