Thursday, May 19, 2022

Six Months In: Life in Our Apartment

 Spring has sprung!




Courtyard and picnic area.

Reading on the deck.

Bougainvillea and Maple tree from deck.

Deck with Maple tree and wicker.

Atrium/Library on our floor. Bluff by the river.

Atrium overlooking river bluff.

Atrium with novel, wine and posies. 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

New Life Transition: We've Sold our Home and Embarked on New Adventures Nearby


 We downsized to apartment living and the accompanying underground, heated garage, elevator, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and a community of neighbors from widely diverse backgrounds. We loved our Goodrich home and studio for all the decades of our lives there... We are ready to embrace our continued health and the challenges aging brings. 

At home in Saint Paul apartment.

View outside our living room window and balcony.

Artwork displayed in our new living room.



Thanksgiving dinner in our apartment dining room.

Padgett Studios Collection Online Auction at Sebastian Charles

 Estate Sale/ Art Collection Auction

We've had to let go of a variety of pieces from our art collection. Click here to visit the Sebastian Charles online auction site. These are a few pieces by Deborah. Michael has some of his work on the site and we have numerous pieces by prominent local, regional and national artists whose work we collected. Take a look. Prices are great!






Friday, October 23, 2020

Retrospective: Deborah McWatters Padgett (the book)

Cover Image

This video is a slide show depicting the pages from a book I've published compiling my visual work from the time I was a student in the 1970's until the present. The text does not appear with clarity in these images but I hope to offer a glimpse of my history as an artist. 



 Scroll down for earlier posts please.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Recent Work on Fabric

Fabric Tulips with Octagons, Acrylic, Thread, Silk and Canvas, 20" x 24"
Fabric Tulips in Glass, Acrylic, Marker, Thread on Fabric, 14" x 16"



Chair in Red with Golden Bird, Acrylic, Ink, Silk and Thread, 20" x 24" (framed)



Chartreuse Bird with Golden Thread, Silk and Canvas, 20" x 24"


Bird & Tulips in Stitches, 16" x 20", Acrylic,  Paint Pen,  Black Out Fabric, Thread


Guache on Black Out Fabric, (In Progress) 13" x 15"



HIS MOTHER'S SON, Charcoal, Acrylic, Oil Crayon on Raw Canvas, 46" x 64"

BIRD'S EYE WITH TABLE LEG, Acrylic and Charcoal on Raw Canvas, 46" x 64"

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Tell Me... What is it You Plan...

Losing Mom, April 2019, Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas, 36" x 52" NFS
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Interior Monologue Series

The INTERIOR MONOLOGUE series reflects my inner dialogue or conversations with myself. The work is inspired by the surroundings, furnishings, music and atmosphere in which I find myself creating, reflecting or simply "being" in a state of physical, emotional and spiritual awareness. The work is intuitive and often abstract though depicting recognizable representations of objects or structures.








Thursday, October 5, 2017

Examples of Work Available at Padgett Studios

Simplicity Itself, on loan from Padgett Studios, HealthPartners, Stillwater 

Song Birds (Pair) 









Padgett Studios







Delft Orchids




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trees in Winter, Deborah Padgett


Trees in Winter, 36" x 30", $400., Deborah Padgett

Iona, Inner Hebrides, 18" x 40", $550. (currently on loan)



Figurative Fountain, Michael Padgett

Fish Wall Relief Sculpture, Michael Padgett
Red Earthenware Bird Cup, Michael Padgett

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Paintings by Deborah Padgett

 Golden Birds with White Rings, 16" x 40", Acrylic on paper, SOLD,
 Blue Birds with Cadmium Tree, 16" x 40", Acrylic on Paper, Sold,  framed, non-glare glass
Black Birds at Triple Wedding, 12" x 26", Acrylic on Handmade Paper, Available,  framed, non-glare glass
Hearts On Fire in a Lavender Forest,  12" x 20", AVAILABLE.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Paintings and Drawings by Deborah Padgett

Enchanted, 24" x 36", Mixed Media on Panel
Simplicity Itself, 24" x 46" (approx.), mixed media on high rag paper, Design for Stained-Glass Transom


Lake Birches, 8" x 14", Pen & Ink

Treescape, 8" x 14", Pen & Ink