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.

Vision is the act of seeing the invisible.
Jonathan Swift

Exhibitions & Events

Changes are afoot on this website.  Over the next couple of weeks, starting today, June 16th, we'll be making it more current with today's expectations of networking and internet purchasing.  While it remains essentially a place to browse through paintings and follow the activities in and around my studio, soon you'll also be able to find us on Facebook and to purchase note cards, books, dvd's and reproductions directly from the website.  

In the meantime the changes will be made gradually, so some pages will be "in progress" and not fully functional.  Please bear with us!  If you have any immediate questions please just contact me by email.  

We have the dates for our Open Studios at Huckleberry Farm

August 8, 9 & 10  1-5 pm
August 15, 16 & 17  1-5 pm 
August 22 & 24 (closed the 23rd)  1-5 pm
August 30, 31 & September 1  1-5 pm

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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. Please check out the Recent Work page to view these new paintings.  

Recent Work