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Deborah Ridgley Fine Art
Classical Oil Portrait Paintings
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deborah ridgley
cincinnati , Ohio - United States
Oil Painting - Portraits & Figures

Deborah Ridgley began her formal education at the age of seven. A native of Cincinnati, she is a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati (Bachelor of Fine Arts 1978), whose fine art program has a strong focus on traditional realism. In 1976, Deborah studied in France in the tradition of the old masters. She recently completed the first masters class in portraiture instructed by Michael Shane Neal. She has also studied with John Michael Carter, and Daniel Greene.

"I am inspired each day from painting from life. I believe in painting a variety of subjects. Currently my concentration is on commissioned portraits and figurative works. I also enjoy plein air landscape and still life painting. The combination of working from life as well as mastering many disciplines of art greatly contributes to a successful painting."

Deborah's paintings have been featured in many private and public collections locally and throughout the country. She recently completed and unveiled the official...
phone: 513-259-9302
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deborah ridgley
2008-09-23 09:05:56
Hey Elena, Michael, Johnnie, and Donald,
Thanks guys so much for your comments on my work. would love for you to visit my website and click on my blog and comment as well. Would love to know the area of the country you are in as well and about your work. Thanks again, and keep painting.
PS. Yes Michael, Love Henri, Sargent, Nicali Fechian, and early 19th century oil painters. Artist who are alive and my mentors, Michael Shane Neal, Everett Raymond Kinsler, Dawn Whitelaw, Dan Gerhartz.
Check them out, great painters and teachers. And Keep Painting!!!!!!!!!!!!
elena gheorghe
2008-09-18 02:48:22
i like very much your work.
Michael Reust
2008-09-11 19:39:57
A Follower of Henri and Sargent I take it?
Michael Reust
2008-09-11 19:39:54
A Follower of Henri and Sargent I take it?
Johnnie belinda Ramey
2008-05-18 12:34:14
this is adorable
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