Deborah Putman, BFA, HHP is a professional visual artist and holistic health practitioner. Holism involves looking through the lens of body, mind, emotion and spirit as interconnected, all as one.
The sacred relationships between human beings, creatures and the natural world inspire her artworks.
Sojourns to ancient sites in Ireland, France, and England, exploring the Canadian wilderness, the subconscious world of dreams, or simply walking in nature seed her artworks.
Work methods include painting, mosaics, community social justice exhibitions, pop ups, and public art installations.
Her paintings live in local and international collections. Deborah resides in Surrey, B.C. Canada where she enjoys a full time studio practice, yoga, chi kung, writing, and gleaning wisdom from her garden.
- BFA Visual Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec
- Study at Emily Carr, B.C. and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
- Solo exhibitions across Canada, juried and group exhibitions in Canada, France and Japan
- Permanent Collections include the Institute for American Universities in France, St. Paul’s Hospital and B.C. Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, and Surrey Art Gallery, B.C.
- Board of the Public Art Policy Development Committee, Surrey BC, 1996-97
- Selection Panel for Public Art Award in Hazelgrove Park, 2015 and Grandview Aquatic Centre, Surrey, BC, 2012
- Artist Representative in Ottawa by Invitation for Surrey, Cultural Capital of Canada.
- Artist-Coordinator of annual “Celebration of Creativity” exhibition fundraiser, S. Fraser Women’s Services, 1993-2002
- Member of Arts Council of Surrey, Semiahmoo Arts, Day of Drawing, Z.inc artist collective, founding member of Northwest Pacific Dream Group