Debra LaRocque is an award winning artist from Bay City, Michigan, where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons. Working primarily in graphite, acrylic, and watercolor. She is has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Her work is inspired by nature, light, and the patterns created by it. For the past ten years, her award winning work has centered around graphite drawing and watercolor. Recently she has been working on a series based on bird nests. She is fascinated by the construction of this often overlooked object. “A lowly nest is really a marvel of construction and engineering. My goal is to elevate this often ignored and overlooked item from nature.”