Deborah Kerr is a Provincetown-based artist. Kerr, who studied advertising design and production in college found herself increasingly moving from applied art to fine art in her personal life. For the first half of her artistic career she created three-dimensional, functional art. Originally working In wood, metal, paper maché and silicone, Kerr began to work in oils a in her Provincetown studio in 2007.
As a painter, she discovered the “instant gratification” of working in acrylics a few years later. Today, her work often takes on a textural surface quality, with brilliant, saturated color fairly troweled onto the surface. Some mixed-media pieces have begun to include the successful use of collage alongside acrylic, continuing the dimensionality of her paint application.