Debbee Lotito

I am a self-taught painter with an affinity for watercolor and acrylics. The fundamental underpinning of my art is void of any preconceived ideas and I allow each piece to define itself based on a fully intuitive process.
My process includes distributing vibrant paints in unconventional ways onto my choice of medium. Once the image reveals itself, I highlight the main subject by drawing it with ink or paint. Because I use different methods of paint applications including palette knives, paper towels, crumpled newspaper, my fingers, feathers, slices of paper, etc., there usually is very little brushwork in my creations.
I approach my subjects in a whimsical, multi-layered way, using daily experiences and my direct environment as a strong influence. I have come to trust my creative process and really enjoy experimenting with different mediums and techniques as it helps me to be radically prolific.

Detroit artist Debbee Lotito works in an array of mixed media, including acrylics, watercolor, ink, pastels, and pencil.


Lotito's consistently stunning works on paper fuse a subtle minimalism with organic figuration and translucent, bleeding waves of color. Her works are whimsical, expressive and engage the viewer via a lucid reservoir of imagination.


Artist Statement