If you are looking for a fun family-friendly activity, check out Deborah Fay Morales at this year's upcoming Rose City Comic-Con from September 10 to September 12 at the Oregon Convention Center. Her artwork is beautifully intricate and has a fantasy flair that lends itself to the upcoming event. She will be displaying and selling her work at the Comic-con this year along with a special pin and two different prints she has created for this event. They will be $10 a print. Her table will be located in the Artist's Alley Table C7 under the name Ragnarok Studio.
Most of Deborah's art education was under the guidance of two wonderful instructors at Fort Vancouver High School who were professional artists themselves. She didn't feel an extensive art education was necessary so her journey since then has been on her own as she continues to explore different mediums. Deborah also is involved in the local artist community. She serves as Treasurer of the Mosaic Arts Alliance Board.
Deborah Fay Morales' Artist Statment
Unicorns and Dragons and Elves, Oh My!
"I have been portraying the fantasy world for many decades. My favorite mediums are opposites of each other: pen & ink for the black and white world, and acrylics for the bright and colorful. Bringing a magical scene or fantastic beastie to life with a technical pen is my specialty. Attention to detail is critical. Depending on the size of the piece it can take several weeks or several months to finish. Usually, after completing a mind-bending black and white I will dive into a piece that is painted with acrylics. I can complete a painting in a few days. It’s like recess after a test!
Fantasy is a genre that requires an active imagination and persistence to stay in that realm. I can paint and draw birds and flowers and landscapes like most artists, but I just can’t resist adding the elves and unicorns and the eyes in the woods.
I dabble and experiment with other genres but always come back to the Fantasy Realm. There will always be a dragon on my art table or some other fairy tale creature waiting its turn to come to life.
The “chop” that you see on some of my black and white pieces was created by an artist in Chinatown in San Francisco several years ago. It is different because I asked him to carve my middle name, FAY (meaning faerie or elf!), using Viking runes. A nod to my Scandinavian heritage."
2021 – September 2021 – “Mosaic Arts Alliance at The Cave”, Vancouver, WA
2020 – March 2020 – “Surprise & Delight Show” Mosaic Arts Alliance, Vancouver, WA
February 2020 –“Steampunk Show” The Artist Loft, Vancouver, WA
2019 – Oct/Nov 2019 –“Black Out Show” The Artist Loft, Vancouver, WA
Jun/Jul 2019 – “Flights of Fantasy” The Artist Loft, Vancouver, WA
Jan/Feb 2019 – Hilton Hotel, 2nd-floor gallery, Vancouver, WA
2018 - April 2018 – “Once Upon a Time” Splendorporium, Portland, OR
2016 - August 2016 - Featured Artist at Gallery 360/Slocum House “Fantasy Art by Deborah Fay Morales”, Vancouver, WA
2014 - May 2014 - Vancouver Downtown First Friday Art Show at the Vancouver Community Library, Vancouver WA
Gallery 360/Sixth Street Gallery, Gallery member 2007 – 2017, Vancouver, WA
The Artist Loft Gallery, Gallery member since 2018, Vancouver WA
FaerieWorlds, “The largest mythic, fantasy and faerie themed festival in the U.S.”. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, Portland, OR
Robin Hood Festival, 2018, Sherwood, OR
Renaissance Faire, Whitman College, 2019, Walla Walla, WA
Norwescon Sci-Fi Convention, April 2021 online, Seattle, WA
Rose City ComicCon, Sept. 2021, Portland, OR
Mosaic Arts Alliance, 501 (c) 3 non-profit, Treasurer 2011 – present