After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, she worked for the Department of Defense in contracting and pursued photography in the evenings at the Oklahoma School of Photography. It was after a year of cancer remediation in 1996 that Debra decided to make her passion her profession. She established a studio in the Paseo Arts District of Oklahoma City in 1997 and has become an accomplished award-winning photographer in the photographic arts field.
Debra's subjects usually involve the "beauty of nature" in the form of botanical images, trees, and landscapes, as well as nostalgic-themed still lifes and old architecture. She prefers working with natural light. Although she has used film for many years (making fiber prints and hand-coloring with oils and pencils), she now strives to give each image its own individual appeal utilizing digital technology.
Her work is displayed at her studio/gallery and private collections, and may be obtained through her website.
(All images on this site are solely the property of Debra Van Swearingen. They are protected by copyright laws, and are not to be downloaded, printed or reproduced in any manner without express written permission of the owner.)