Growing up on Long Island, her art was encouraged
from an early age. As a teen Deb pursued photography,
working on her yearbook and some local newspapers. After
moving to Michigan and graduating from Grand Valley
University, she worked as a medical illustrator and
medical photographer, eventually working as a
photographer for the Grand Rapids Press. She continued
taking art classes and exploring art in all its forms.
Moving to Key West in 2006, Deb immediately became
involved in the art community, taking more art classes
and volunteering with several local community groups. In
2011 she had a show at The Studios of Key West, titled
"Bitches: Dogs and Drag Queens". She has won several
Best of Show and First Place awards for her oil
portraits. She has become known for her pet portraits
and still loves experimenting with other art styles.
At Frangipani Gallery at 1102 A & B Duval Street, you
will find Deb's oil paintings, mixed media, and jewelry
designs. More of her artwork can be seen at the Key West
Art Center on Front Street.
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