Deborah McFarlin

Hometown: Easton, MD

Deborah grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland. She graduated from Washington College with a degree in Psychology. After working in the social work field for a few years, she returned to school to earn a second BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from UMBC: University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Later, Deborah earned her master’s degree from George Mason University’s Visual Information Technology (VIT) program. In 2017, Deborah retired after working in the Digital Media field for thirty years, most recently as the Senior Interactive Designer for


Deborah loves being outside experiencing nature. She paints exclusively in watercolor. She is enamored by the luminosity of watercolors and the challenges posed by the immediacy of the medium. Deborah’s work has been published twice in Artists Magazine’s “Splash: The Best of Watercolor,” in July of 2022 and June of 2021. She has won numerous awards locally, nationally, and internationally including the Award of Excellence in the 2023 Local Color Art Exhibition, the Sharon A. Green Silver Medal in Baltimore Watercolor Society’s 2022 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, and a Finalist in Women in Watercolor International Competition in the Animal & Wildlife Category.


Deborah believes nature is transformative to the human spirit, being in nature promotes feelings of interconnectedness, wonder, awe, and joy. At a time when our planet is so gravely and imminently threatened by the climate crisis, it has never been more crucial to learn to appreciate, respect, and preserve our natural world.


Working Artist Forum


Art at the Church

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