Art by Debbie Viola


So here we are, it’s September 1st. Our local teachers went back to work today; to me, that signifies the beginning of the end … of our beloved Summer. Part of the reason I may love Summer so much is that it is such a short length of time. Why must the best weather have […]

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Howard Davis, Jr. Mural

I was commissioned by Maria Regina School in Seaford, NY to paint a mural that would tie in elements of their church and school. An unidentified parishioner gave my card to the pastor when he mentioned he wanted a mural in the school. I am so grateful, but would be happier if I knew who […]


Clients wanted to have a stone wall behind their TV, but real stone was too expensive. I had done several rooms in their home already, so they turned to me for a solution. Of course I could turn their vision into a reality! They told me the stone shape and color scheme that they would […]

View from above

Several months ago I received a call that literally propelled my business to new heights.  It was from a painter I met more than ten years ago, who held onto my card all these years.   That call led to a commission to restore the altarpiece that rises on the wall behind the main altar of […]

Spring Has Sprung 1  24 x 30

    I live in New York, and the last months of winter were unbearably long!  We were inundated with snow at every turn.  It even snowed on the first day of spring!  I was so tired of looking out my window and seeing nothing but gray, dismal days.  The only thing that made me […]


Getting back into the swing of maintaining my social media, while at the same time working on some very interesting projects. A great way to start off the year was to find that I have been featured in several of the regional newspapers owned by Anton Community Newspapers. Hopefully I will get it in the […]

27 Small Daily Paintings

Well, it figures!  Just when I was getting into the swing of things and being consistent with posting, I had computer issues where I couldn’t upload any photos.  So I just kept plugging along, painting every night.  In the last two weeks of the challenge, seems like I cranked out 27 small paintings!  I had […]

Day 11, ASHAROKEN KAYAKS 6 x 8 oil on wood panel