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Our System
Debra Ann Reilly
Premier portfolio artist Debra Ann Reilly is participating in a group exhibit called "Water & Light: XV" being held at the AQA gallery through December 1st, 2007. Featuring area artists working in water-based mediums, in any techniques and depicting any subject matters or themes, the AQA (Alliance of Queens Artists) Gallery is located in Forest Hills, NY. Debra Reilly is showing the painting entitled “Our System”, which is a 30” x 40” acrylic that very uniquely depicts as an abstract and impressionist representation of the solar system as it were. Debra said that “Our System” was completed in March 2006 before & without knowing that they would expel Pluto from the group. It was also on display in the Vanderbilt Planetarium in Northport, NY through the spring of 2006, when only 2 months later, in the summer of 2006 Pluto was no longer a Planet. I hope perhaps one day Pluto can return. Debra's work has been noted for her assorted approaches to color, ranging from lightly blended pastels to brightly intensely colored designs and this painting is a great example of her finesse with color.

Our System
Debra Ann Reilly
I am participating in an Art Exhibit at the Vanderbilt Planetarium - Centerport, NY from 3/23 through 6/23/2006. It is a special showing of recent art works by a selected group of several area artists all themed around space. This ecclectic group of artists include one who is commissioned by NASA, another who is a teenager and many other backgrounds. Their styles are ranging from completely abstract, to impressionistic, to commical, to comet-al and perfectly realistic photolike oils. The tile of my painting painting is OUR SYSTEM and was featured on (interior) page one of the OPENING PROGRAM BOOK, March 23, 2006 .... Debra tells of the collaboration between herself and her 11 year old son Dylan after he walked into the room where she was working and critiqued her preliminary charcoal sketch for the painting. Debra had originally sketched the planets in a straight line in more of an abstract expression. After Dylan pointed out many planetary facts she said " my perception of the planets was spinning in orbits to the point that the sketch really had to be redone" --- with the different orbits in mind Debra shows the sun as the brightest star and core of our solar system effectively surrounded by the planets thanks to Dylan --- the painting, appropriately named "Our System" shows the planets abstractly represented in bright hues amidst a colorful impressionisticly styled sky somewhat akin to a Monet with deeper contrasts. Debra Ann says that Dylan turned out to be a great influence on this piece, as he also referred to the missing asteroid belt surrounding the inner planets that now circles around them. LOCATION:http://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org

communication number 3
Debra Ann Reilly
Debra Reilly at Vanderbilt Planetarium, Centerport, NY Art Vitae member artist, Debra Reilly is participating in participating in an art show at the Vanderbilt Museum/Planetarium opening on 23 March 06, for approximately 3 to 4 months. The art show is a special planetarium space exhibition of recent art works by several area artists themed around the solar system, the the open sky beyond earth. The tile of Debra Reilly's acrylic painting is called OUR SYSTEM and will be premeired at the opening. Debra tells of the collaboration between herself and her 11 year old son Dylan after he walked into the room where she was working and critiqued her preliminary charcoal sketch for the painting. Debra had originally sketched the planets in a straight line in more of an abstract expression. After Dylan pointed out many planetary facts she said " my perception of the planets was spinning in orbits to the point that the sketch really had to be redone" --- with the different orbits in mind Debra shows the sun as the brightest star and core of our solar system effectively surrounded by the planets thanks to Dylan --- the painting, appropriately named "Our System" shows the planets abstractly represented in bright hues amidst a colorful impressionisticly styled sky somewhat akin to a Monet with deeper contrasts. Debra Ann says that Dylan turned out to be a great influence on this piece, as he also referred to the missing asteroid belt surrounding the inner planets that now circles around them. Good for kids and adults - see: http://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org

communication number 3
Debra Ann Reilly
ArtVitae.com member artist Debra Ann Reilly is among the artists chosen for PETA's silent art auction to be held on September 10, 2005, during PETA's 25th Annual Gala in Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA. The 2 mixed media art works Debra chose to donate are "Rainbow Colt" and "Teddy Duck." PETA is synonymous with "animal rights / for further information on the Gala & tickets (while still available) go to www.peta25.org

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