Debra Claffey is a visual artist who uses encaustic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She holds a BFA in Painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University and an Associate’s Degree in Horticultural Technology from the University of New Hampshire. Claffey’s work has won several awards and, in both 2011 and 2020, she received an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Claffey has curated five exhibitions. In June 2017, she curated and organized The Space Between Shadow and Light for the Eleventh International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Claffey is a Past-President of New England Wax, and Past President of the NH Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. She is currently the web manager for the Women’s Caucus for Art’s wcanh.org.
Raised in Connecticut, educated in Massachusetts, she now lives, teaches, and paints in New Hampshire.