Debbi Brawley, Photographer/ Real Estate Broker
Debbi Brawley first started taking photos of this beautiful area after discovering that many people in Arkansas and the surrounding states were unfamiliar with the Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River areas. She knew that promoting this virtually unknown paradise would be essential for her success in real estate. After doing a little research, she decided social media was the best platform to reach the most people, and she began showcasing the beauty of the Greers Ferry Lake area in social media posts. What began as a quest to promote the area has blossomed into a hobby that served her well in both real estate and photography.
Although mainly self-taught, Debbi has taken a course from Lee Philips in Fairfield Bay and has also attended two Arkansas Women Photographers annual retreats, one of which was recently held in Heber Springs. Debbi has been published in local vacation guides, including several cover shots, and her photos have been appeared on billboards, websites, magazine ads, and television. She has also sold a number of photos to individuals and businesses in the area. She enjoys chasing waterfalls and sunsets with her friends, Mary Pike and Andrea Epperson, and loves to explore the mountains and creeks in the area. She explains, “You never know what gorgeous surprise you will find around the corner.”
Compliments abound regarding how beautiful Debbi’s photos are, and she especially loves hearing her Texas skydiving friends say they had no idea Arkansas was so beautiful! But Debbi’s response is what she always hears from fellow photographers: “I just shoot what is there.”
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
The North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery invites painters, three-dimensional artists, and photographers to submit works for the Oct. 8th Art Exhibition in the NCA Art Gallery located in the Fairfield Bay Conference Center. Submission is open to all artists eighteen years old or older. Registration forms are available at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center or via email from Charlotte Rierson, Art Coordinator, at [email protected] Registration forms must be received by Friday, Sept. 27th. Mail forms to Charlotte Rierson, P.O. Box 1643, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088, or drop them off at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center.
The North Central Arkansas Art Gallery’s Mission is to bring quality fine art to our community with good taste and family values. The artists are professionals as well as emerging new artists. The gallery is open to all artists, and artwork is chosen by a selection committee under the direction of Art Coordinator Charlotte Rierson. Art Gallery hours are Tues. through Fri. from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., though the hours may be extended for special events or conferences. All art is available for purchase. The NCA Art Gallery is located at 110 Lost Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. Admission is free and open to the public. The Gallery is now taking registration for the October 8th exhibit. For more information about the Art Gallery, contact Conference Center Director Wilba Thompson (501- 884-4202, [email protected]) or NCA Art Coordinator Charlotte Rierson (501-884-6100, [email protected])