About About the Artist - Debra Lohrere
Debra Lohrere is an award winning Australian artist born in Warragul, Victoria in 1962. She spent most of her life in suburbs south east of Melbourne before moving to Queensland in 2004. She has been painting for over 35 years selling her fist oil painting at the age of 16.
Her paintings hang in collections around Australia. She works from her home/studio at North Tamborine and has been a member of the Ipswich Art Society and Royal Queensland Art Societies.
Debra has exhibited at the Agora Gallery in New York and received critical acclaim in the New York magazine ARTisSpectrum.
As a teenager she studied at the Alexander Art Gallery under Marlene Leary and Aubrey Hinchcliffe. Debra works with TV celebrity Artist Wayne Clements, Host of "Art Studio". She is inspired by contemporary Australian artists Kevin Best, Robert Hagan and Wayne Clements and old masters including Rembrandt and McCubbin.
Her works vary in subject matter and colour. Her object as an artist is to communicate the emotional reactions that she feels in response to the scenes she is capturing. She embraces vibrant and stunning colours in her work and always strives to portray the wonder, awe and pleasure that she feels as she observes and responds to the beauty of nature. Debra loves to show colour and contrast in her subject matter. Her genre is impressionism and themes include buildings, seascapes, portraits, the outback and farm animals set amid the beautiful countryside. Her favourite medium is oil paints. Debra’s aim is to capture the world around her on canvas as she sees it through her eyes as an artist.
Honour Certificate Dandenong Youth Art Show 1978
First Prize Jimboomba Quota Art Show 2010
Third Prize (Portraiture) Greenbank Show 2010
Recent Exhibition History
Jimboomba Quota Art Show 2010 (Award Winner)
Greenbank Show 2010 (Award Winner)
Rotary Spectacular 2010 (Finalist)
Royal Queensland Art Society Show 2010
EKKA Art Show 2010
RAS National Open Art Awards 2010 (Finalist)
Maryborough Art Festival 2010
Malaney Art Awards 2010
Ipswich Show 2010
2010 Ipswich Art Awards
Aspects Art Show 2010
Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art Show 2010
Brookfield Art Show 2010
Lenton Art Exhibition 2010
Jimboomba Quota Art Show 2011
Aspects Art Show 2011
Brookfield Art Show 2011
QT Ipswich Art Show 2011
Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art Show 2011
Woolam Waltzing Matilda Outback Art Show 2011 (Finalist)
Sarina Art Extravaganza 2010
Art Takes Miami 2011
Cliftons Art Awards 2011
Ipswich Art Society Exhibition 2011
Bella Art Gallery 2009
Bellbird Art Gallery 2010
Alpha 31 Art Gallery 2010-2011
Old Courthouse Gallery 2011
Clemart Gallery 2012
Agora Gallery (New York) 2012
Colour Harmony Art Gallery 2013-2014