Debra Gengler-Copple

1952, Hubbard, Nebraska –

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Native Nebraskan Debra Gengler-Copple received her B.A. degree from Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa. She worked as a graphic artist, but her passion for painting wildlife has redirected her career, taking her to the national parks to view and photograph wildlife firsthand. Gengler-Copple is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America as well as an Artist for Conservation, and she also has won a number of awards including an honorable mention in the International Pastel 100 Competition. She is a three-time Nebraska Habitat Stamp winner, and received first place in The Phippen Museum Western Art Show in Prescott, Arizona.

She immerses herself completely in the natural world, closely observing every nuance of her subjects. Although wildlife has always been an interest, it was horses that first lured her into the realm of drawing and painting, providing her with excellent training by focusing her eye on their anatomy.

The artist and her husband have made the land around their Hubbard, Nebraska home a haven for wildlife and migrating bird species, affording the artist an abundance of subject matter.

Posted, 2015

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Deb Gengler-Copple, All Tucked In, pastel, 2004