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Debra Brashear Simpson, American artist. Fellow member Monte Sano Civic Association, Huntsville, since 1979; Fellow: International Association Experimental Artists; member: American Society Portrait Artists.

Background

Simpson, Debra Brashear was born on December 4, 1938 in Tulsa. Daughter of Chapman Claude Brashear and Ruby Maxine (Muck Brashear) Speed.

Education

Student, University Alabama, 1961—1977. Student, Broward Community College, Melboourne, Florida, 1970—1971. Student, Tyler School Fine Art, Philadelphia.

Student, Temple University. Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1998.

Career

Writer/editor Chrysler Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, 1958—1961, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, 1961—1962, personal secretary, 1962—1967. Administrative assistant Life Support, Melbourne, Florida, 1970—1971. Secretary, editor United States Army, Huntsville, 1972—1978.

Fashion designer Betty Grisham Inc., 1981—1983. Art instructor Huntsville Museum Art, 1995—1997. Art instructor, color consultant Simpson Associates, Huntsville, since 1997.

Director advisory board Monte Sano Art Association, Huntsville, since 1999. Private teacher art.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Huntsville Art League and Museum Association, 1973-1976, Birmingham Art Guild Exhibition, 1979, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 1980, Woodlawn Plantation Show, Washington, 1982 (award), Decatur Art Guild, 1985, Huntsville Museum of Art Partnership Gallery, 1985-1986, Panoply of the Arts, Huntsville, 1985-1989 (merit, purchase and monetary awards), Huntsville Museum Art, 1986 (award), Academy of Arts and Academy, Huntsville, 1990, Marilyn Wilson Gallery, Birmingham, 1990, Connie Ulrich Gallery, Huntsville, 1991, Salon France-America, Paris, 1991 (Kabeltechnik Dietz award for portraiture), Oklahoma City, 1991, Huntsville Art League, 1995, one-woman shows include Kennedy Douglas Center, Florence, Alabama, 1996, 1998, exhibitions include Tennessee Valley Art Center, 1998, Cornell Grisham Art Gallery, Decatur, 1998, numerous other shows.

Membership

Fellow member Monte Sano Civic Association, Huntsville, since 1979. Fellow: International Association Experimental Artists. Member: American Society Portrait Artists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hiking, gardening, swimming, jewelry designing.

Connections

Married Robert Thomas Oedamer, August 27, 1957 (divorced May 1969). 1 child Demetra Suzanne Oedamer Haymes. Married John Garlington III Simpson, August 9, 1976.

1 child Zachary Claude Taliaferro.

father:
Chapman Claude Brashear Speed

mother:
Ruby Maxine (Muck Brashear) Speed

spouses:
Robert Thomas Oedamer

John Garlington III Simpson

children:
Demetra Suzanne Oedamer Haymes Simpson

Zachary Claude Taliaferro Simpson