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.

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To respect a cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.
Erasmus Darwin

Exhibitions & Events

Little has been happening in the studio since my show of new paintings opened in May.  We have been concentrating on creating a new water system to supply our home, orchard and garden.  This is turning out to be a record drought year here on the Oregon Coast and our year-round creek, from which we get our water was already at late summer levels by the beginning of June.  In anticipation of running out of water, we've been inventing and installing a catchment system to take advantage of our abundant winter rains.  Rainwater will be our source.  Appropriate in this part of the world.  W'eve also been continuing to upgrade our old house and we are giving the kitchen a much needed major reconstruction.  In the meantime, my show at Whitebird almost sold out!  Because I need time to get back in the studio to create new pieces for my Open Studios, we've moved it to October.  We hope it'll be raining by then.

Open Studio Days at Huckleberry Farm
Preserving Summer ~New Paintings

October 3rd through October 11th
Every Day 1-5 pm

Paintings, Calendars, Cards, Reproductions, Books, Films

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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.