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About the Artist

Deb Davis-Livaich studied fine art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and then graduated with a major in Printmaking and Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She also holds a degree in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University. She recently left her position as co-owner of a prominent design firm in Columbus and moved to Santa Fe to work full-time as a mixed media artist. In Ohio, Deb was represented by Studios on High Gallery and exhibited assemblages and ceramic and bronze sculpture in a variety of solo and group exhibitions. Her work is represented in collections throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The art of Deb Davis-Livaich is about a long love and concern for Nature and beauty in peril.  Her art strives to provoke viewers to take notice of the overlooked worlds beneath their feet and to truly see the hidden beauty in the weathered bark of the tree up ahead.


Deb works in a variety of media which include: beaded assemblages, ceramic and bronze sculpture, mixed media drawings and fused glass. Many of her works are carefully constructed still-lifes or collages of forms and patterns from the ocean reef, shore or woodland floor rendered in ceramic or cast in bronze.  Her assemblages combine heavily weathered wood and natural materials from the forest, desert or beach with ceramic forms, cast bronze and beaded flora.


Davis-Livaich refers to her works as conversations with Nature.  Her art is more than just Nature-inspired; it is Nature-engaged. There is a deep relationship here and the artist is responding with her art to what speaks to her in Nature. There is a give and take, a back and forth between the artist and Nature.  Sometimes the artistic interpretation is so subtle that it is difficult to distinguish where the art begins and Nature leaves off.  Other works are a bold celebration of Nature’s beauty. Sometimes she repeats Nature’s marks and patterns, but most often she reinterprets, builds upon and embellishes Nature’s voice. The beading, drawing, wood burning, the addition of paint and patina, the various methods of adorning the pieces are Deb Davis-Livaich’s ways of drawing the viewer in for a closer look, hoping that we will see what we’ve missed. 

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