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.


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

Exhibitions & Events


Departure from the Narrative
Six Paintings
This Winter I took the opportunity to work on some ideas I had been ruminating on for some time.  There is no theme here unless, perhaps, it is an investigation into meaning and the slippery nature of thoughts and ideas. It’s puzzling to take ideas and turn them into "pictures". Nonetheless, I can’t seem to escape my personal symbology. Windows and books echo through my consciousness and Nature is a grounding presence. The effect of this and perhaps the meaning as well, is subjective, elusive and well, mysterious.  I hope at least these paintings are interesting, maybe beautiful and perhaps evoke some curiosity about the meaning held in images.

I invite you to view these six paintings here on the Recent Work page.  If you are interested in purchasing or seeing them in person please email me through the "contact us" link above.

I am now starting paintings  for a new body of work for a show at 
White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon which will open September 1st, 2016
We are happy to announce that can stream for a small rental fee Wetlands: Seasons of Mind our 2010 documentary about art and the environment. To view a trailer and rent the film click on this link  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wetlandsseasonsofmind

A new line of beautiful cards has been launched by Stonehenge Designs, Portland, Oregon: The Pen and Brush Collection.  Please visit their website www.stonehengedesigns.com to see 24 of my images coupled with wonderful quotes on the Painted Moments page.  My very talented step-son,  David Vandervoort, an animator by profession, has also created 24 designs as the "Pen" half of this wonderful offering of  artist designed cards. You can purchase cards directly on their website.  If you live in Portland or plan to visit, stop by their delightful studio/shop at 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Porltand, OR 97239

Thanks for visiting the website!



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.