John Brock Art Alcove

January – February 2018
Debra Raskin

January and February’s featured artist is Debra Raskin, a photographer from Palm Harbor. After a long photographic “hiatus” Debra is grateful to be capturing moments with her camera once again. Although she started out as an equine and animal photographer, she is finding visual opportunities everywhere along the coast.  Her “passion for action” can be seen in her more recent boating and watersport photography.

Debby’s love for animals first ignited her photographic passion over thirty years ago. She began practicing her camera skills on the variety of animals she was able to shelter on her farm in Davie, Florida and went on to pursue equine photography in Ocala.

Four years ago Debby’s life was redirected from a country life to a life by the sea. The natural beauty and wildlife that decorate the west coast provide an endless well of visual joy.  Inspiration abounds!

She was a winner of the International Photography Award (IPA) in 2005 and has been featured in many publications including Popular PhotographyPhotographer’s ForumDog World, and Dog Fancy.  She is honored to be able to share her work, past and present, with the community of Palm Harbor.

To see more of her work, please visit Debby is available to photograph pets upon request; to contact the artist, please e-mail her at or call her at 352-299-3537.

The Art Alcove is open Monday through Saturday during library hours at 2330 Nebraska Avenue. For more information, call 727-784-3332, ext. 3018.

If you would like to apply to have your art featured in the John Brock Art Alcove, please fill out our Artist Application.