Debbie Thatcher is a native of Henderson, Kentucky. In honor of her 50th birthday, Debbie decided to take a drawing class – something she had wanted to do since she was 12 years old, and describes it as a birthday gift that changed the direction of her life.
Debbie has studied with nationally known wildlife artist, Gary Bertram. After a few months of classes, Gary encouraged Debbie to enter an art competition. When she won third place and three Honorable Mention awards in the portrait division, Debbie decided that she had found her true passion.
Graphite pencil and charcoal are Debbie’s favorite mediums but she also enjoys acrylic and watercolor. Among her many subjects are Santas which she draws year round. One of the great joys of learning to draw is to be able to teach others. In addition to her full-time career in the medical field, Debbie also teaches art classes.
Debbie is a member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Portrait Society of America, the Morehead Art Guild, and the Scott County Art Guild.
Debbie’s work can be found at Fayette Gallery in Lexington, Peddler’s Mall, Georgetown, and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea.