Debra Vance’s watercolor adventure started after retiring in Mesilla. Her art education comes from workshops at Scottsdale Artist’s School with respected artists in watercolor and drawing and seminars on art history, books, DVDs and online learning opportunities as technology evolves. Her family ran cattle for 18 years and her love of the outdoors makes landscapes a favorite – the years ranching, the western flavor. Thus, outdoor plein-air painting has become a regular endeavor. Painting on site offers so much more than just working from photos, Vance said. She is a Signature Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, ArtForms Artists Association of New Mexico and the Doña Ana Arts council. Website: www.DebraVance.ART.