Deborah Foutch is an artist who works in multiple layers of materials and meaning to express her vision of the natural world. In art school she went from painter to quilt maker to mixed media fiber artist because the richness of combined materials came closest to the world she wanted to express. After graduating with degrees in art and history she moved to the Twin Cities in Minnesota to pursue her art career.

Deborah has shown her work nationally in galleries and festivals for the past 40 years. The discipline of the show deadlines, combined with the joy of playing with different materials keeps her work fresh and skills evolving. Her current work includes fiber and mixed media wall pieces and oil pastel drawings. All are executed with rich layers of materials, techniques and meaning. Her landscapes are constructed by a combination of painting and quilting techniques with mixed media embellishments such as rusting, burning & adding found objects.

Her current work explores Earth’s beautifully complex systems of soil, water, light and air. History and geology and plant biology are contained in her layered expressions of Earth’s dynamic changes.

She has expanded her long time art practice to include teaching the techniques she has explored in her art work and by mentoring transitioning artists through her studio in NE Minneapolis.

Experience in Art Exhibitions and Commissions