Debrah Gilmour is a Montreal artist specializing in landscapes and portraiture. She graduated from the fine arts program at John Abbott College and continued her studies in education, literature and art at Concordia University.
Gilmour’s works are in private collections across Canada, with four images published as greeting cards by les Editions Galerie l’Imagerie. She has donated art for auction by such charities The Shield of Athena and Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Her realistic style reflects an interest in nature and she has been inspired by travels to Italy, Ireland, England and the Mediterranean. While adept at landscape painting, Gilmour is also an accomplished portrait artist. She believes that artistic insights are gained by studying other genres. Her evocative pastel and watercolour portraits of children capture the fleeting innocence of the early years. She believes that the best portrait artists possess the ability to “see through” the subjects and are able to convey the most essential qualities of the subjects.
Debrah’s extensive teaching career has led her to conceive and create whimsical murals and large-scale canvas installations for children. She also has a line of painted furniture inspired by favourite children’s books.
Debrah teaches in Montreal. She can be contacted at (514) 488-4585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.