Debra Claffey

Italianità: Contemporary Art Inspired by the Italian Immigrant Experience

R&F Paints
Blog post
Color Mixing with Debra Claffey and Sue Stover

R&F Paints
From The Collection: Debra Claffey

NH Chronicle
Nightly newsmagazine, 10/16/2019
Art that Celebrates Fall Foliage

New England Wax
Member Interview: Debra Claffey

Boston Voyager Magazine
Art & Life with Debra Claffey

The Weirs Times
Art & The Natural World, by Kimberly J. B. Smith

It’s Only Natural, by Marcia Santore

AVA Gallery & Art Center
AVA Artist Talk – Debra Claffey

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 both 2011 and 2020, she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Claffey 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. 

Raised in Connecticut, educated in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, she now lives, teaches, and paints in Maine.

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Recipient of 2011 and 2020 Artist Entrepreneurial Grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and of 2020 NHSCA Artist Emergency Grant.