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Debby Alphin grew up in Charlotte and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working 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 abstracted work as a way to create order out of chaos.  She has been fortunate to study with Elizabeth Ross, Andy Braitman, Nancy Franke, Jeanette LeGrue, David Shevlino, Gary Weiss and Gary Bodner.  The California abstract artist, Nicholas Wilton, has been an incredible teacher and mentor. 

"While architecture, geometry, symbols, and anything black and white have always inspired me, they are becoming much more apparent in my art. I like a certain amount of structure as I feel it grounds my work. From there I intuitively reference my own vocabulary of icons,  both real and invented to create a narrative.


I gravitate to straight lines, graphic shapes, lost edges and unique mark making to create a visual story which in the end I hope is as entertaining and appealing to the viewer as it is me, the artist.  As they say, the joy is in the process.

~ Debby Alphin



Apr/ Spotlight on Artist / The English Room Blog / Holly Hollingsworth


Feb/ Collaboration with Serena & Lily and Chairish
Jan/ Chick-Fil-A Corporate Headquarters/ Atlanta, GA


Aug/ Atlanta Art Collective New Artist Launch

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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