Deborah HebertContact Artist
I'm a fiber artist living in Eugene, Oregon. I paint with wool.
I'm inspired by the natural world and enjoy the colorful, scenic vistas Oregon has to offer. Some of my felted landscapes are created from photographs taken at the tide pools, forests, lakes, sky and right here in Eugene.
My paintings are created by needle felting wool fiber and yarns onto a felt pad using sharp barbed felting needles. Repeated poking with the needle meshes the fibers together forming the textured felt.
I like using fresh, raw fleece from nearby Oregon farms. My process begins with a wash in hot, soapy water to remove lanolin and dirt from the wool. I then hand-dye in small batches and use for felting and to spin into yarn.
More works are displayed at The Josephy Arts and Cultural Center in Eastern Oregon. View their Online Art Shop.
Should you decide to frame your wool painting, please no glass. Wool likes to breath.