Arts Council Menifee announces August Artist of the Month

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Deborah Irish, Arts Council Menifee’s August Artist of the Month, stands beside her painting of the sun’s corona. Courtesy photo
Arts Council Menifee named Deborah Irish as its artist of the month for August 2019. Irish is a Menifee-based artist who has been painting her entire life. She said remembers first being drawn to the arts as a little girl and found that she took to them naturally since artistic genes run strong in her family. She found herself especially interested in watercolors, a skill that eventually caught the interest of a young man named Rick Irish while she was attending high school in Ventura. Rick Irish was impressed with her art and made it a point to let her know. The two later began dating and have been inseparable ever since. The two have been married for 36 years. Deborah and Rick Irish moved to Menifee in 1989 with their two children who were 3 years old and five months at the time. The
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