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Deborah Sussex

Deborah Sussex Photographer & Artist

I have always been an artist and am proud and fond of this innate desire to create, explore, study, delve into and express myself…artistically. My work is my own and I am inspired by many people, places and things. To name a few; O’Keeffe, Rembrandt, Bourke-White, the great plains & prairies, the arctic, waterways, innocence, relationships and emotions.


As a fourth generation North Dakotan, I have deep family roots and connections to the prairies and plains, which, along with all wide open spaces, have been a source of my artistic inspiration. As a young teen, my family moved to Minnesota where I fostered a love for the northwoods lake country and, through friends, was introduced to camping and backcountry adventures. For 23 years I lived in Ely, Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, where I owned and operated a photography studio and gallery. In late 2012, my husband and I fulfilled a life long dream to live in the mountains and relocated from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the stunning and arid Four Corners region. As an active outdoor enthusiast, wilderness traveler, educator, athlete, and arts advocate, I am delighted to call Durango, CO my home.


Additionally, I am a certified teacher with the Mindful Life Program where I teach courses combining the practices of meditation and the application of mindfulness in daily life. I am also a certified creativity coach and through my business, Creative Nature Coaching, I help creative people overcome obstacles and become the authentic, productive and confident artists they are worthy of being.


You can find my art in downtown Durango at Urban Market and Create Art & Tea. I look forward to meeting you at my home-studio in the beautiful Turtle Lake Valley in Durango.

​Studio Address: 1265 County Road 205 Durango, CO 81301



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