Deborah A. Rockman

Life Dates:
b. 1954
Artist Biography:
"As an artist born and raised in Michigan, and having lived in Grand Rapids for the last eighteen years, I have been drawn to Lake Michigan as a source of inspiration for works executed in oil pastel."

Deborah Rockman is an artist living and working in West Michigan. She received her BA and BS in Secondary Art Education from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and her MFA in Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. She is currently a Professor of Art at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Skyscape #1 An achromatic depiction of a sky heavy with rain and storm clouds over a body of water. This piece is inspired by Lake Michigan, and it's archivally mounted and framed.

Two Clouds: A Chromatic depiction fo two large, dark clouds hovering over a body of water. This piece is directly inspired by Lake Michigan, and it's archivally matted and framed.

Cloud of Stone #1
Glowing Rock#1: Both pieces are brightly colored images of landscapes flooded with warm light and are surreal in character. Both contain a sharp horizon line reminiscent of the uninterrrupted meeting of water and sky so characteristic of the Great Lakes. They refer to the imagined journey toward...