Debbie Ames

Artist Statement: I hope the images I capture will inspire all who view them to find beauty and wonder in the world that surrounds us. Photography has enabled me to share my visual journey through the world and my own backyard. I believe there is beauty in nature as well as in mans creations, and that they can compliment each other. Please feel free to contact me with questions or for custom photography orders.
Currently Debbie has photography at Chimney Rock Winery on the Silverado Trail, and both her photography and jewelry designs at Art Gallery Napa Valley.
Debbie got interested in photography when her parents gave her a Nikon FE 2 in college for a semester in Greece. Later she became a Flight Attendant and traveled the world. Her camera went everywhere she did and recorded her life on the road. Once she landed in CA she studied photography at U.C. Berkeley Extension. She often focuses on vineyards, wine making related subjects, nature, wildlife and architectural structures. Many of her photos are taken at night. She enjoys getting in close to her subjects and shooting from unusual angles and producing abstract thought provoking work.
Debbie has participated in Open Studios Napa Valley since 2011. Open Studios occurs the last two weekends of September every year. She has also shown her work in various other venues throughout the Napa and Marin County, and is just wrappid up a show at The Westin Verassa and The Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus. She serves on the board of directors of the Art Association Napa Valley where she has won a number of blue ribbons for Artist of the month. She is also a member of the Napa Valley Photographic Society and The Nocturnes and has been in shows with both organizations. She makes wine with friends and you might even catch that happening at her studio #25 during this years Open Studio event! She also works as a part-time Wine Educator at Chimney Rock Winery. An animal lover Debbie owns and operates a Pet Sitting Business in Napa called The Cat's Meow Napa, and does volunteer work for both Napa Humane and Ella's Cat House and Catnip Bar in downtown Napa. You can see more of Debbies photography on her website or Facebook page: and on Instagram @DebbieAmes

Art Association Napa Valley is supported, in part, by the Napa County Arts & Culture Commission.

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