Debbie Rouleau

Pine Needle and Antler By Debbie Rouleau

Inspiration for my work comes from my love of nature in the simplicity and beauty that surrounds our everyday life. I am also deeply influenced by the vibrant colors of the Southwest culture. A theme that is often reflected in many of my creations.

As a child I loved spending hours working with my hands creating things. Today this love has grown into what I do and create, as a self-taught artisan.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to learn a very basic stitch in the art of pine needle basketry. From my first basket to the now various forms of pine needle coiling it is as they say ‘the rest is history’.  Also at that time I happened to discover gourd art and knew right away that I wanted to work with this uncommon medium. My work often combines both art forms, along with pieces of nature often discovered during my outings.

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