Biography

 
A southerner by heart and a yankee by birth Debbie Toney brings over 30 years of creative experience to her impressionistic/realistic style art. Life on a farm with four children in rural Tennessee and growing up in coastal Connecticut developed a love of the outdoors and the simple beauty of the landscapes she paints. Her mediums are oils, acrylics and gouache.  She has traveled and studied with many well known and accomplished artists throughout the country.  She is a member of  the Knoxville plein aire group "Tuesday Painters" and has discovered the joy and challenges of painting outdoors. She is a member of and teaches oil and acrylic classes at the Art Guild of Fairfield Glade.   She has participated in Artsclamation, Artist on Location,  Plein Air South in Apalachacola, Fla., Plein Aire Abdindon and the High Cotton Paint Out in Georgia. She has participated in juried art shows in the east Tennessee area  recieving awards and recognition.
  A passion for gardening, travel and photography makes for many painting opportunities. Debbie paints places and things she has touched. She now paints on a daily basis with enthusiam for and respect of this gift called art.

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