• Havre de Grace with Ramon Dominguez - Click On Photo to Order Print
    Havre de Grace with Ramon Dominguez - Click On Photo to Order Print
    Original 24” x 36” oil on canvas by award-winning artist Debbie Sampson, and featured on the Front Cover of PONIES 24-7, VOLUME 2/ISSUE 4. Available for purchase and signed by Ramon - email for more information: debbie@artsports.com.
  • Big Brown Derby
    Big Brown Derby
  • Breeder's Cup
    Breeder's Cup
  • Saginaw

“My specialty is using paint and color to capture the motion and energy in my sports pieces adding a three dimensional effect. In my horse and pet portraits, I specialize in capturing the personality of my subjects.”

The Essence

1Debbie’s paintings capture motion in ways few fine artists are able to do. Self-taught and specializing in capturing the triumph and energy of professional athletic competition primarily with oil on canvas as well as graphite pieces is what sets Debbie apart. She works with every client to develop a unique piece of art, ensuring complete satisfaction and her attention to detail makes Debbie a popular choice of professional athletes, their fans and corporations involved with sports.

Nationally Recognized

2Beginning in the late 1990’s Debbie’s paintings gained national recognition with appearances on CNN, ESPN, Channel 7 (Fox – Miami) and the Sunshine Network (Cable – Florida). Numerous articles covering her accomplishments appeared in USA Today, The Miami Herald, and The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Her works appeared on covers of major publications such as ‘The Sports Collectible Digest’ and ‘Dan’s Papers’ (Weekly publication, New York City and The Hampton’s). Her work was selected for Official Posters for the ‘Dressage on The First Coast FEI Great American/USDF Region 3 Championships’ (Jacksonville, Florida 2005), ‘The Aventura Festival of the Arts’ (Aventura, Florida 1994), and a Limited Edition lithograph of Scott Mellanby distributed by the Florida Panthers Hockey Club. She was the Artist in Residence at Calder Race Course and Casino in Miami, Florida from 2003 – 2011. She painted during the World Equestrian Games in Lexington Kentucky 2010 and did the artwork on an award winning western romance book series “Threads West” series for Reid Lance Rosenthal. Artist of the month at the National Museum of Sports Art in Indiana for the month of May 2013 and was one of the artist chosen for the the National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame 2014. Finalist for Showtime’s Big Boxing Mayhem: “Mayweather vs Maidana 2” World Title Fight Artist, September 2014.

The Awards

3Broward/Palm Beach New Times Readers Choice Award Best Visual Artist 2009 • Merit Award-Equifest 2006, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Florida 2006 •
Official Poster-FEI Dressage Festival, Ocala, Florida 2005 • First Place-‘Art of the Game,’ Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2004 • Peoples Choice Award-Gem-art 1999 • Creativity Award – Gem-art 1999 • Third Place-The All Media Art Exhibition, Hollywood, Florida 1999 • Semi-Finalist-Beckett Sports Art Competition, Texas 1995 •
Official Poster Superbowl XXIX-Aventura Festival of the Arts, Aventura,Florida 1994

The Exhibits

4Louisville Festival of the Arts at the Summit, Kentucky 2010
Arts On the Green, LaGrange, Kentucky 2010
The FEI World Equestrian Games, Midway, 2010
Adena Sales, Ocala, Florida 2009
Ocala Arts Festival, Ocala, Florida 2005-2009
Private Party Star Island, Miami, Florida for Art Basel 2008
Arts on the Summitt, Louisville, Kentucky 2007-2010
Arts on The Green, LaGrange, Kentucky 2007-2010
Washington International Horse Show, Washington DC 2007
McDonald’s Air & Sea Show, Artserve, Fort Lauderdale 2007
Calder Racetrack Turf Club, Miami, Florida 2003–Present
Florida Marlins Baseball Club, Miami, Florida 1996–Present
1997 World Series, Miami, Florida 1997
Miami Dolphins, Miami, Florida 1996–2005
FEI Dressage Festival, Ocala, Florida 2005
Gallery at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 1999–2004
Cal Ripkin Museum, Baltimore, Maryland 1999–2004
Indiana State University Art Gallery Center For Performing Arts, Indiana 2001
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida 2000
Union Planters Bank, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2000
Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Miami, Florida 1996–1999
Lipton Tennis Championship, Key Biscayne, Florida 1997
The Orange Bowl Classic, Miami, Florida 1996
Numerous Fine Art Shows throughout the country 1982–Present