Debra Disharoon is an American, interdisciplinary artist from Shannon, Georgia, currently living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a painter, musician, welder and fabricator with well-rounded experience in theatrical arts.
After experiencing life-changing injuries, Debra had to reassess her career and chose to pursue the arts, recognizing that our limited time in this existence should be lived fully. She embraces challenge in her work, using calculated precision with figures and architecture and free-flowing play with abstract designs to yield a marvelous and colorful portfolio of pattern and movement. Her works vary in subject matter, with a leaning toward figures of people, animals and anthropomorphic creatures, executed in the media charcoal and graphite, colored pencil, oil, acrylic and mixed media ink and watercolors. She has knowledge of metallurgy, welding and machining techniques to create functional metal structures of carbon and stainless steels, aluminum and brass. Her inspiration is largely fueled by physical movement, music and transcendental experiences.
Her current work involves fiber arts and exploring methods for creating sustainable fashion. She has recently acquired a passion for drumming.
2014 Pima County Community Art Show, Tucson, AZ
2013, 2012 Pima Community College Student Art Exhibit, Tucson, AZ
2011 Night of 1000 Drawings Public Art Exhibit, Tucson, AZ
2008-2012 Beowulf Alley Theater, Stagecraft, Props and Tech, Tucson, AZ
1993 7AA Governor's Honors Student Art Competition, Rome, GA
1992 Shades of Blue Student Art Publication, Rome, GA
1992 Rome Little Theater, Sound Tech, Rome, GA
2013 Associate of Fine Arts, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
1993 Honors Program Fine Arts, Model High School, Rome, GA