About Deborah

Life & Learning -


Deborah Czernecky calls Canada her "Big Back Yard".  She has had a life long passion for nature, especially it's spirituality and paint.

Deborah Czernecky is an established Canadian Artist who is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA).  Having traveled widely from western to eastern Canada and across the awe-inspiring Canadian North, Deborah calls Canada her "Big Back Yard".  She has also painted in the USA and further abroad in Europe and Central America.  The varied scenery Deborah has encountered has heightened her sense of formation, colours and patterns in the landscape.

Deborah grew up in an artistic family in the interior of British Columbia developing a life long passion for paint and nature, especially its spirituality.  While primarily an "en plein air" painter, she has produced a diverse body of work ranging from the raw power of the majestic Canadian Rockies to the serenity of an early "Morning Row"in the mist of the lake, (selected by Ducks Unlimited for its 2018 Art Portfolio), from the ghostly aura of medieval Templar chapels to the enthusiastic joy of colourful bicycles in Costa Rica.  Whether painting on location or in the studio, Deborah combines her dynamic palette with elements of abstraction and traditional realism to convey the essence of the subject matter.


Formal Art Education:

1997-98:  Ottawa University - Fine Arts.

1995-96:  Mission Renaissance School - Old Masters'

1992-94:  St Lawrence College - Fine Arts, graduated with Distinction.


Independent Studies:

2000 - University of New Brunswick - Art Educator

1994 - Algonquin College - Art Therapy



Zillions, too many to mention!  "Education Breeds Confidence.  Confidence Breeds Hope.  Hope Breeds Peace." - Confucious



Deborah has also been on staff as an Art Instructor at Orleans Visual Art Centre, Art Study Giverny France, Ottawa Adult Continuing Education, Coast Collective Art Centre Victoria, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts and Spinning Dog Studio.



Society of Canadian Artists Elected, since 2009.

Federation of Canadian Artists Active.

Arts & Culture Colwood Society, Vice President, ongoing.

Coast Collective Art Centre, Vice President, 2009-2013,

Society for Artist Southern Island (SASI), President, 2012-2014,

Colwood Art Network, Past Board Member,

Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA), Board Member, 2007-2013,

Ottawa Art Association, President, 2004-2006,

Ottawa Art Festival, Board Member and Juror, 2003-2005,

Ottawa Tulip Festival, Art Co-Chairperson, 2004-2005,

Canadian Forces Trenton Art Club, Board Member, 1988-89.