welcome.pngThrough accident or design, you've arrived at the website for Deborah DeWit. Please wander through the results of my 35 year love of image making, both past and recent paintings, pastels, photographs and books. Here you will also be able to read about the ongoing restoration of Huckleberry Farm, the gone wild land and rustic, but stately house my husband filmmaker Carl Vandervoort and I purchased in 2009. A project of creation itself, it naturally belongs beside my artwork, and will undoubtedly inspire future images and stories. As the studio is built and new artwork is made, these developments will also be posted here as they unfold. I hope you enjoy visiting my world. Please contact me with questions or comments. I'd love to hear from you.


August 31, 2013
Painting Class

October 17, 2012
Printmaking with Julia

April 25, 2012
The Kingfisher

April 4, 2012

The Story of 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.

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
Indira Gandhi

Exhibitions & Events

In May, Carl and I will be traveling to Holland, my family's original home and heritage.  We'll be spending time with family, making a short trip over the Norht Sea to Scotland to see old friends and "setting up house" in Amsterdam for 12 days to wander the museums and explore the outlying areas too.  When we return Summer will be in full swing! 

In August and early September we'll have Open Studio weekend afternoons like last year and I'm also planning painting classes for the Fall here at Huckleberry Farm.  Stay tuned for dates and descriptions.  And look for some new notecards available through the website sometime this summer.  To receive an announcement of all these future events, please email me with your email address, and I'll put you on my mailing list.

Recent Work

New Paintings at Whitebird Gallery,
Cannon Beach, Oregon 

May 2 through June 23, 2014

These paintings depict many of the recurring themes in my work:  windows, books, cats, light, contemplations on our relationship with nature and musings on the domestic and the wild.  They also happen to be portraits of my home on the North Oregon Coast.   My husband, our two cats and I came to live here three years ago. I have found that all my past work and the subjects it has explored have been made manifest here in the real world.  Starting April 29th, visit the Recent Work page to see this body of work.