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“There is nothing on earth so curious for beauty or so absorbent of it as a soul.
For that reason few mortal souls withstand... a soul which gives them to beauty.”

Maurice Maeterlinck
De la beaute’ interieure

Taken from Wassily Kandinsky’s
Concerning the Spiritual in Art



I write on behalf of beauty, and hence, on behalf of art and artists.

I write to understand the myriad ways in which beauty exposes itself in our every temperament and vulnerability. I am in awe of beauty, even in its homeliest, crudest, or even playful disguises. Writing helps me to unveil and comprehend it for my own reward, and, optimistically, for my readers’.



Deborah McLeod has curated countless shows and written numerous catalog essays for art centers and galleries and individual artist catalogs, including Second Street Gallery's anniversary retrospective catalog; Aquifer, the 2008 WPA/WSG catalogued survey exhibition; and Greater Reston Art Center's premier exhibition for the opening of their new space. She recently received a VFH grant to create and publish a book on painter Richard Crozier's life work, "Repository of Missing Places"

Ms. McLeod is available as an independent curator and juror. She assists art patrons with the care and installation of their collections. She also makes individual studio visits and advises artists on their work as well as professionally preparing their portfolios.