Current articles and gallery shows featuring Deborra Marshall Bohrer's art, paintings and poetry.

Lipton Fine Arts - Sept. 2017

KETCHUM, IDAHO—Lipton Fine Arts presents new works by Deborra Marshall Bohrer in a solo show for Gallery Walk on Friday, Sept. 1, 5-8 p.m., in Ketchum, Idaho. Marshall Bohrer will be present for Gallery Walk, and her works will remain on exhibition through the end of September. Marshall Bohrer’s work is also on exhibition at The Community Library in Ketchum for its “Art in the Lecture Room” series, which is ongoing.


“I’m inspired at the amount of effort of work that Deborra does to produce a painting,” said Lipton Fine Arts owner Gary Lipton. “Priming, scraping and grinding with power tools and the almighty palette knife with layers upon layers of paint. When looking at the paintings, you can just see so much depth. The artistic visual description of her realistic imagery on the canvas is clearly a joyful wonderful outpouring of expression by Deborra. Her paintings express a stylistic resemblance of love and tenderness.”

Marshall Bohrer will show pieces from her Sandhill crane series and others and new works, “Scenes from the Hidden Garden,” inspired by her own gardens. Marshall Bohrer’s fascination with form and figure as well as years of skill and experience allows her to present the elegance of cranes and nature through her own style of painting, which is mostly performed with a palette knife. She will use brushes, her hands and mixed media, but she’s mostly crafting with a knife mixing it up between board and canvas for her surfaces.

 “When I started the painting the poppies in “Flourish,” it was the middle of winter,” she said. “It had dark colors, and it was harsh. It eventually progressed and the painting came out from underneath. I had to scrape back and forth all the time for that to happen. It’s really an important process of where I need to be in all my paintings.”

“Scenes from the Hidden Garden” is refreshing work amongst the day-to-day chaos for Marshall Bohrer. Her experimentation with flowers was a new challenge, as she did not know what form they would take. She says her style changed and became looser within this series, where a great deal of texture can be seen.

Marshall Bohrer has made Sun Valley her home for almost 30 years and her work has been featured in gallery shows in Sun Valley since 2009. She has experimented with many mediums including vintage car doors and metal along with her painting. Her work also exists within private collections across the nation and abroad.

Lipton Fine Arts is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

WaterWays Smithsonian Exhibit

WaterWays Smithsonian Exhibit

“Water is a defining feature in the arid American West, and here in central Idaho, our local waterways include the wild Salmon River, the renowned spring-fed Silver Creek, the freestone Big Wood River, as well as irrigation ditches and the massive Magic Reservoir,” said Jenny Emery Davidson, the Library’s executive director. “This excellent exhibit prompts us to pay attention to these waterways in new and deliberate ways. It’s perfect for here and perfect for this summer.”

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Community Library’s Sun Valley Museum of History Exhibit

Abstract realist painter and Wood River Valley resident Deborra Marshall Bohrer has several works on exhibition at the Community Library’s Sun Valley Museum of History as part of the library’s installation of the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit “Water/Ways” July 16 through Aug. 28. The high-quality exhibit explores water from a wide variety of perspectives – ecological, historical, cultural, social, spiritual—and around the world.

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