Debbie Casterlin


Debbie Casterlin
224 Casco Road
Brunswick Maine 04011
I have been capturing moments in time with a paintbrush and camera for as long as I can remember.  Though I use nearly all mediums, acrylic painting is my favorite.  Its quick drying time is well suited to my lifestyle of farming and owning multiple pets.  Attracted to color, acrylics allows me the ability to create any color that I desire.  As I paint, the process inspires me.  I love the joy of the moment each blank white canvas “comes alive.”  I have been custom painting for people for over 32 years after receiving my first order request at 14 years old.  I also illustrated an award-winning book.

I enjoy exploring the world with my camera and love to simply share with others exactly what I see through my camera lens.  I encourage people to reperceive, see hidden beauty, and to notice what they may have overlooked.  Therefore, I do not crop or manipulate my photographs.

I show and sell my paintings and photographs at Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy in Brunswick, Bath, and Auburn, Maine, where I work as a physical therapist.  My experience farming, living with Chronic Lyme Disease, and parenting a child with serious medical conditions have influenced my work.  I have a heightened awareness of the preciousness of life, a greater appreciation of beauty and a sense of urgency to share this with others.  My goal as an artist is to reveal and permanently capture moments in time that myself and others feel are significant, beautiful or memorable.