Debby Alphin is native Charlottean, who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked first in advertising and later in software design. In 2003 after raising a family, she decided to pursue a second degree in architecture and began taking drawing and painting classes in order to create an entrance portfolio.  The art won out and she began painting full time.  She works in both oils and acrylics and describes her geometric abstracts as a way to create order out of chaos. She has been fortunate to study with Elizabeth Ross, Andy Braitman, Nancy Franke, Jeanette Le Grue, David Shevlino, Gary Weiss, and Gary Bodner. The California abstract artist, Nicholas Wilton, has been an incredible teacher and mentor.

“While architecture, geometry and symbols have always inspired me, they are becoming much more apparent in my work.  I like the simplicity of straight lines, graphic shapes, clean edges and repetition.  It is meditative to both the painter and the viewer.

My current work relies heavily on the house icon that speaks to a sense of place, connection, shelter, security and calm.  The creative process to interpret these universal truths is what motivates me.”

~ Debby Alphin



Jan / Spotlight On Art / Group Exhibition / Trinity School / Atlanta, GA


Sept / Serenbe Designer Showhouse / Chattahoochee Hills, GA


Nov/ Art for Auction / Benefitting Art on the Atlanta Beltline

Nov/ Small Works Group Show/ Anne Irwin Fine Art/ Atlanta, GA

Oct/ Group Show/ The 2018 Art2Life Academy Exhibition

                Juried Online Exhibition

                Juror: Donna Seager/ Seagar Gray Gallery/Mill Valley, CA

Aug | Emerging Artists Group Show | Anne Irwin Fine Art | Atlanta, GA

Jan | Spotlight on Art | Group Exhibition | Trinity School | Atlanta, GA


Nov | Small Works Group Show | Anne Irwin Fine Art | Atlanta, GA

Aug | Emerging Artists Group Show | Anne Irwin Fine Art | Atlanta, GA 

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