Press Quotes

Blessed is the heart that's home

“Deborah Cavenaugh, seeking a fluid intensity, approaches the ecstatic clarity of Walter Anderson or Minnie Evans. [Her] nearly primitive directness resonate[s] with sincerity and honesty.”

John A. Hancock, Contemporary Watercolors, Annie Boykin Gallery

love sees us through

“Cavenaugh... paints in colors that recall an Eastern European city or a Turkish Kilm or perhaps Matisse after a visit to a textile factory.”

Catherine Quillman, Philadelphia Inquirer

face each day with a song

“The color is so vivid. The brightness in each and every one of these [works] communicates a kind of joy that one doesn't normally see in paint.”

The Diane Rehms’ Show, NPR, Washington DC

consider the blessings

“Colorful, spirited paintings... she paints things I like in a very unique way.”

George White, Cincinnati Inquirer

each day a new beginning

“Among seven of the best-known expression artists in the country.”

Gibson Greetings, Inc., Artist's Corner, (Gibson is the nation's 3rd largest producer of greeting cards.)

the most important home is the one we carry inside

“Cavenaugh paints what she knows best – home…Fans of Cavenaugh’s work connect with the stories she paints.”

Paco Strickland, Focus on the Coast

we are a gift to each other

“Her (Cavenaugh) scenes invite the viewer into her world where they can recognize their own.”

Blonnie Wyche, Encore Magazine

rejoice in the day that is given

“She (Cavenaugh) is known for her portrayal of comfortable scenes and familiar images with which everyone can identify…. Whether it’s families in their homes, on the beach, or in the park, Cavenaugh’s watercolors are vivid and imaginative.”

Cary Magazine

one step at a time, all things are possible

“She writes on all her paintings, whether it is a sentence or a fragment of a sentence. ‘They (the sayings) are always positive in nature,’ said Deborah. “They are a verification or a validation of what I believe or what I want to remember that is good.”

Kristina Florea, Lumina News

may we find the peace we seek

“Cavenaugh's works are of lived-in rooms and happy homes.”

Roberta Penn, Lumina News

in one moment, everything can change

“Deborah's work sells not only for the beautiful way she paints, but just as often for the message of inspiration she writes on every painting.”

Mel Jackson, Airlie Moon

Things are looking up

“Deborah Cavenaugh brings a fresh and relaxing style of impressionist painting... using familiar memories to connect the viewer to her paintings.”

Roberto Salazar, Up&Coming

stay wide awake - every moment is rushing away

“As playful as they are powerful, the Madonnas embrace motifs of women's ordinary work, issues of choice, and the amusing notion of having one's furniture arranged on the beach.”

Bill DiNome, NPR, Wilmington, NC

the miracle is this...everything you lack is in you now

“Apparently, she's struck upon a visual language that, to her, is saying something for people that they can't say for themselves.”

Richard Sceiford, Spectator Magazine

all hearts seek home

“Her work is extremely colorful and ornate, evoking a sense of warmth, security and pleasure of a home.”

Carolina Style Magazine