Local Painter Goes to Ends of the Earth for Her Art

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Fairbanks artist Deb Horner showcased her Antarctic work at 'Hoarfrost Distilling' last week for First Friday.
Horner and 128 other travelers boarded a Russian research vessel off the coast of Argentina on October 18th of last year, with sights set on the Antarctic.
She spent a total of 19 days at sea visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
While there, she sketched and took photographs of landscapes she saw before painting her travels.
Horner explained what made her trip worthwhile.

Deb Homer; Fairbanks, Alaska>>"Between reading about Antarctica exploration, particularly the Shackleton voyage which was pretty incredible and just liking Polar Regions all my life. When I went on this trip I had a very specific goal of taking lots of photos, doing some sketching when time permitted, and then creating paintings when I came back. And it was just fortuitous that I happened to connect with the folks here at Hoarfrost to do the exhibit."