Debra Groesser lives in the Ralston, Nebraska . She received her BFA degree in painting from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska in 1978. She worked as a graphic artist six years after college, then free-lanced for the three years.She opened Windsong Gallery and Studio (now Debra Groesser Fine Art), which houses her studio/gallery. She has studie d with Kevin Macpherson, Scott Christensen, Kim English, Kenn Backhaus and John Cosby, Debra's main focus is plein air landscape painting in oils. Plein air painting gives her the opportunity to combine her love of the outdoors, nature and travel with her love of oil painting. She loves the challenge of capturing the light and atmosphere in her subjects and strives to render mood and emotion in her work. Debra has won awards for her artwork on the local, state and national level. She has participated in many shows across the country, including the Salon International 2008 Exhibition in San Antonio, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art Auctions, Oil Painters of America Central Region Juried Exhibitions at SouthWind Gallery, Topeka., American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibitions, Carmel Art Festival, and Door County (Wisconsin) Plein Air Festival. Debra has also been juried into"Far and Near Horizons: A World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Painters" which will run from June 2008 to June 2010. She has illustrated two children's books and is currently working on a third one. Debra is a frequent speaker at local organizations, libraries and schools on a variety of art subjects. She has taught art classes and workshops for nearly 15 years. Debra is a professional signature member of the National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters and Plein Air Artists Colorado, an associate member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, Landscape Artists International, American Women Artists, American Plains Artists and Nomadas del Arte. Her artwork hangs in numerous private and corporate collections locally and nationally. Debra is represented by SouthWind Gallery, Topeka, Kansas; Adam Whitney Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska; Louisville Art Gallery, Louisville, Nebraska; and OMA Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska. Her work can also be seen at Soaring Wings Winery, Springfield Nebraska; and Debra Groesser Fine Art, Ralston, Nebraska.