Debra Claffey is a visual artist who uses encaustic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and an Associate’s Degree in Horticultural Technology from the University of New Hampshire. Claffey’s work has won several awards and, in 2011, she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Claffey writes a blog, Making Something Out of Nothing. She has curated five exhibitions. In June 2017, she curated and organized The Space Between Shadow and Light for the Eleventh International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Claffey is a Past-President of New England Wax, and Past President of the NH Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. She now Co-chairs the Women’s Caucus for Art’s international Caucus.
Raised in Connecticut, educated in Massachusetts, she now lives, teaches, and paints in New Hampshire.
Recipient of 2011 Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hamsphire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.