Debbie Marr first sees her subject as a puzzle to be pieced together with each piece having its unique shape, color, value, and texture. She then proceeds to fit each piece together to create a magnificent whole. Detail and accuracy are obviously important to the artist and therefore she works with a series of photographs to create her photorealistic images. She works equally well with watercolors, airbrushing with acrylics and dyes and creating new-age computer illustrations.
Many of her paintings focus on subjects often taken for granted, but which are rich in local history and may someday disappear from the scene. In each, she captures every painstaking detail with awareness and clarity beyond most peoples grasp. That is why each time the viewer looks at her work, he is apt to experience it again as though for the first time. Her recent subjects range from a series of landmarks located in the city of San Pedro, California. Her work cannot be absorbed at a glance.
Debbie Marr's interest in art began at an early age. Little did she know that she would later graduate from El Camino College with a major in art and then go on to the University of California at Los Angeles to major in computer animation and illustration. Her art work has won various awards and her limited edition print of Simon Rodia is part of the permanent collection at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles and in the city hall of Serino, Italy. She recently self published a hard bound table top book called "San Pedro Faces and Places". Her studio is located at Cannery Row Studios located in Redondo Beach California