Deborra Marshall Bohrer

Art is a reflection of life in all of us.  It is the wooden spoon that stirs the emotion.  It calms the soul or curdles your blood.  A piece of art can be a gentle friend, a stern companion, or a way to escape or revere normal.  My paintings are a glimpse into the core of human perception with color and images that provoke thoughts and memories of the past and hopes that linger just out of reach in the future.  

My work is often influenced by music and poetry.  There is an intimacy that I experience with my palette knife, hand, or brush.  Adding layer upon layer of color, the depth of the paint reveals the life of the subject.  As the image emerges there is that wonderful moment of recognition...Ahh there you are!

  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
Artist Bio

´╗┐My early career was devoted to the field of contract design.  The perfect combination of art and business.  I loved space planning for restaurants, hospitals, banks, and offices.  Then the fun part of adding texture and color to the interiors began.  In hindsight my largest canvases!  But then 25 years ago I took the road less traveled and studied with two well known artists in the Northwest for six years.  Once I put a paintbrush in my hand there was no turning back!  I am grateful to have found my passion and my vocation!  

Originally from Kansas City,  I was able to learn about the naturl world on my grandfather's farm.  Many memories from there inform my creativity today.  Sitting by the creek watching it weave its way through the hollow of the trees, chasing fireflies with the silhouette of the large oak trees against the starlit sky, reading a book lying on the back of my horse as he wandered aimlessly eating the meadow grasses under the glorious thunderclouds of rose, purple, yellow, and green.

i divide my time between Sun Valley and Boise, Idaho.  Having lived in Sun Valley for 31 years raising my sons, i have a deep love for the wilderness and the wildness of the mountains...truly awe inspiring!  I am devoted to my two sons and my two grandchildren.  I treasure the moments of sharing the magical world of delight with them here in the mountains of Idaho.

I am currently the President of the non profit Boise Open Studios.  It is my opportuinity to meet new people and give back.  I believe in the power of giving back and have participated in this process many times thoughout my life.  I am a creator and a builder and believe in leaving the world in a better place.   DMB

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