September 2016 Artist

Deb Gaudet



Statement from the Artist:

My name is Deb Gaudet. I make my home in Norwich with my husband, Mark.  I was born and raised there and graduated from St. Bernard High School.  I attended Windham Technical School after graduation where I studied dental assisting and received my CDA (certified dental assistant).  I worked for the state for 35 years as a Lead Dental Assistant, working in Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and the undergraduate clinic at the UConn Dental School in Farmington until my retirement in 2012.


I am a self-taught artist, only taking a couple of adult education classes in drawing and oil painting. My two favorite muses in my life have always been art and gardening. Since retiring I have been able to devote more time to both. I joined the Rose City Senior Center where I now attend art class. I also am a member of the Franklin Garden Club where I am now serving as secretary and previously as vice president.


I feel that art and gardening go hand and hand. Art provides a creative use of color to create a beautiful garden and gardening provides a perfect subject to paint.











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