welcome.pngThrough accident or design, you've arrived at the website for Huckleberry Farm Studios. We are Deborah DeWit, artist, and Carl Vandervoort, filmmaker.

Please wander through the results of our 35 year love of image making, past and recent paintings, pastels, photographs, books and films. Here you will also be able to read about the ongoing restoration of Huckleberry Farm, the gone wild land and rustic but stately house we  purchased in 2009. A project of creation and love, it is a central part of both our lives and our careers, and continues to inspire images and stories.  I hope you enjoy visiting our world. Please contact me with questions or comments. I'd love to hear from you.


Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of existence.
Tennessee Williams

Exhibitions & Events

After a sunny, dry Summer it is a relief to see the rains approaching on the western horizon.  While next year's exhibition schedule is yet to be forecasted, I'm working on several commissions this Autumn.  In the meantime, the Annual Sitka Art Invitational appears on the horizon very soon, as well.  If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, you musn't miss this outstanding exhibit showing over 400 pieces of Nature inspired painting, drawing, clay, wood, metal, you name the medium, by more than a hundred of the finest Northwest artists.  I will have three recent oil paintings in the show.

Thanks for visiting the website!

Sitka Art Invitational

November 7-8, 2015
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
$5 entry fee, free for Sitka members and under 18 

Miller Hall at the World Forestry Center
Portland, Oregon 

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Recent Work


Huckleberry Farm

Go Back to where it all started...

In August of 2009 Carl and I visited the small beach town of Manzanita on the North Coast of Oregon where Carl had shared a holiday home for many years. On a whim, we took a slightly different route, heading further south from there to a place where Carl bought flowers at a roadside stand many times in the years before.