Fine Line Designs Gallery
Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin

Debra Reid Jenkins

As a painter my goal is to capture with paint specific moments in time on canvas.
Ideally that canvas will behave more like a doorway than simply an object on the wall.
My original training was in portraiture with a strong emphasis on traditional skills and
techniques sometimes referred to as academic training.  The portrait work led to children’s
book and magazine illustration which I did for several years.  During this time I was also
learning to paint “en plein air” taking my easel and paints out on location in all kinds of
weather.  I found I loved the challenge!  I think my background in figurative work really helped
my approach to the landscape, which has always been a kind of “portrait” of place and time.  
Having learned what makes a person’s face uniquely theirs, I use those same observational
skills in the landscape.

The water in Michigan is another passion of mine.  I’ve canoed and kayaked rivers and the
“big lake” as long as I can remember.  I love reflections in the water and looking through
waves.  I’m amazed how different it can look from one day to the next.

Patterns in water movement are something I find myself continually drawn to.  Because of the
complexity of pattern and light, I am constantly discovering new ways of seeing and painting.

Magic Green

Green Golds

Dune View Study

Dream Dance Study


Summer Love

Quiet Space

Beach Grass Study



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Fine Line Designs Gallery
10376 Highway 42 (on the north edge of Ephraim) • Ephraim WI 54211
Phone: 920-854-4343 • Email:

Open Daily 10am-6pm • Sunday 10am-5pm • May through December • Weekends Year Round

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