Debra Latham - Houston Area Old Masters Style Fine Art Painter
Debra Latham, a long time award-winning artist, has her work displayed in public & private collections in the United States and abroad. Her representational work in rich oils can be described as impressionistic realism with a loose and expressive style -- everything from landscape to figurative, plein air to studio pieces.
Debra is a native Texan and much of her inspiration comes from her travels & the family farmhouse in the Texas Hill Country. She teaches oil painting in Kingwood, Texas, where she lives with her husband. She won her first of many art competitions in the 5th grade. At the age of 12, she received her first commission - to paint a mural on the gym wall of her middle school. Debra recalls,“The only compensation was to skip basketball practice twice a week. It was probably best. I was a better painter than basketball player."
Debra, a self-taught artist who studied with Jeff Hein, Dan Gerhartz, Rob Liberace, Clayton J. Beck & Jeff Legg, didn’t pursue becoming a professional artist until her 2 children were grown. She credits her inspirations as John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Pino, David Leffel, Nydia Lazano, Daniel Gerhartz and Robert Coombs.