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Debra Bates

shore acres

Shore Acres

evening shadows

Evening Shadows

autumn day in portland

Autumn Day in Portland

Debra Bates

Debi fell in love with watercolor at an early age but, as life would have it, other things took priority in her life. For years, raising her three children and starting and running a business took up most of her time. It wasn’t until much later in life that she was able to pursue her passion for watercolor and devote the time and energy necessary to hone her skills.

Debi devoted many hours to advancing her skills through classes, workshops and books by renown watercolorists such as Alvero Castagnet, David Taylor, Judy Morris and Eric Widgardt. Her ongoing educational efforts coupled with daily painting have helped her become the watercolorist she is today.

“The love of watercolor keeps me painting and the more I paint the better I am able to express what I see and want to say in my paintings.”


Welcome to Gallery Northwest

Hello, and welcome to our new website! Here you will find links to artist pages with individual bios and art, contact information, and our upcoming events! If you haven’t done so already, please sign up on our mailing list and be the first to know when we have guest artists, wine tasting etc..

We at Gallery Northwest are going on our fifth year in business, and are still growing and improving. We have completed a couple of very large goals in the last year the first of which is a 500 sq. ft. Studio in the back of the gallery. We have workshops , open studio time and can have classes. Please come by and check it out if you haven’t already. We also rent the space by the day or half day. It has a kitchenette and restroom and can be closed off from the gallery. The other large completed task is new, professional lighting. It makes a huge difference when viewing the art!

So now we have set our sights on expanding the gallery space into the back room and also painting the walls. Once we’ve finished that, we’ll tackle the floors

Check back often, as we will be posting new art on our website and sign up sheets for classes, workshops and studio time.

If you are an instructor and would like to teach workshops or classes, contact us! 😊