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Deb Gengler-CoppleDeb Gengler-Copple   PSA, AFC, BFA Deb Gengler-Copple
Arylic, Oil and Pastel Paintings
"I paint the essence of Nature's wildlife in oils, pastels and acrylics."
A wildlife and western artist, Deb currently has art work represented at the Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney NE, Cody Country Art League, Cody WY, Prairie Winds Art Center, Grand Island, NE, Wall Drug, Wall SD, and the Historical Occidental Hotel in Buffalo WY.

When it comes to enthusiasm for nature and wildlife, artists are some of the most fervent champions. Deb Gengler-Copple has chosen oil and pastels to express herself artistically and to communicate a powerful connection with nature and wildlife.

Deb (www.debcopple.com) of Hubbard, Nebraska, received a BA degree from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA and worked as a graphic artist, but her passion for painting wildlife has redirected her career and taken her to the national parks to photograph and view wildlife firsthand. The artist is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, as well as Artists For Conservation and has won a number of awards, including an honorable mention in the International Pastel 100 Competition. She is also a three time Nebraska Habitat Stamp winner, and received first place from the Phippen Museum Western Art Show in Prescott AZ. Her work helps support a number of wildlife causes, including Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Defenders of Wildlife, and The Wolf and Grizzly Center of West Yellowstone.
Deb's paintings of wolves portray a calm, unassailable strength or a quiet, forlorn loneliness. Her big horn sheep denote power and movement. Her bison are formidable. The immediacy and richness of her works derive, at least in part, from her ability to immerse herself completely in the natural world, closely observing every nuance about her subjects, their behaviors and their movements. What is important to the artist is experiencing the animal, seeing how it interacts with others, and feeling the excitement of the opportunity to being there.
Although wildlife has always been an interest, it was horses that first lured Gengler-Copple into the realm of drawing and painting. Drawing and painting horses, it turns out, was an excellent form of training because if focused her eye on anatomy. When painting or drawing deer, elk and sheep, Deb' familiarity with the horse's bone structure and musculature stands her in good stead.
Back in the studio Deb and her husband have made it a priority, to make the land around their Nebraskan home inviting to native wildlife. Thanks to the hundreds of shrubs and trees they've planted, the area is a haven for regional and migrating bird species. The artist often observes pheasants, wild turkey, and deer as they come in to feed, which are added to her list of subjects to paint.
Deb is presently entering art shows throughout the Midwest, and is represented by, and a member of Prairie Winds Art Center, Grand Island, NE, Cody Country Art League and Gallery, Cody WY, CIAO Gallery, Jackson Wy, and The Occidental Hotel and Gallery in Buffalo, WY.

Support for Conservation:

Pheasants Forever
Ducks Unlimited
Defenders of Wildlife
Dorothy Peacut Nature Center
Wildlife Conservation Society

Special Achievements:
  • 2010 - Nebraska Loess Hills RC & D Artist of the Month

  • 2010 - Pheasants Forever Pottawattamie County Artist of the Year

  • 2009 - 10th Annual Pastel 100 Competition - Honorable Mention winner

  • Recent Awards and Honors
    Three-time Nebraska Habitat Stamp Award, Lincoln, NE
    Pastel Society of America, elected Signature Member, New York, NY
    Phippen Museum Western Art Show, First Place Pastel Award, Prescott, AZ
    Museum of Nebraska Art, Purchase Award, Kearney, NE
    Celebrate the Loess Hills Art Show, Best of Show, Moorhead, IA
    Cody Country Annual Show, Professional Pastel Honorable Mention, Cody, WY
    Cody Country Annual Show, Shone FIrst Bank Award, Cody, WY
    Cody Country Annual Show, Pinnacle Bank of Cody Cash Award, Cody, WY
    Featured on the cover of Nebraska Cattlemen Magazine
    Featured on the cover of Nebraska Life Magazine
    Feature Artist in The Outdoorsmen Magazine
    Honorable Mention - 10th Annual Pastel 100 Competition
    The Pastel Journal Magazine
    Sioux City Art Center - Certificate of Recognition - Teacher of the Year,
    Sioux City, IA

  • Education/Workshops
    Morningside College - BA
    Beartooth School of Art
    -Morten Solberg
    -Paco Young
    -Terry Isaac
    -John Banovich
    Albert Handell and Anita West
    Ralph Oberg
    Claudia Nice
    Sheila Reiman
    Julie Oriet
    Mary Ann Cherry
    John and Suzie Seerey-Lester
    Susan Karen Black Conference/Workshop
    Scott Christensen
  • Art and Consservation (2009)
    Interviewed for the article. - How art and conservation are related, and the contribution artists make to help nature.
    Author: Tucker Coombe
    Published by: Pastel Journal
  • Nebraska Cattlemen Magazine 
    Cover Art - 
  • Nebraska Life Magazine 
    Cover Art - 
  • The Outdoorsmen Magazine 
    Artist of the Month - 
Organization Membership:
  • 2001 - Cody Country Art League

  • Artist for Conservation
    - signature member
  • The Pastel Society of America
    -signature member
  • The Nebraska Impact Art Group

  • Northeast Nebraska Art Association



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1117 260th Street
Hubbard, NE
USA 68741
Tel: 402-698-2158
Fax: 402-698-2158
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Email: deb@debcopple.com
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