Deborah is a Chicagoland native and award winning artist. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor Degree in fin art with an emphasis in painting. Deborah has been in the art and design industry for more than
two dozen years, She has worked in jewelry design and graphic arts, however painting remains her main passion.
Art has always been a part of Deborah's life. Her great grandmother, who was an aficionado of fashion, art and drama introduced her to the paintbrush and it quickly became a life-long interest. The more Deborah focused on her jewelry designs, the less she picked up a paintbrush. Feeling trapped and creatively restricted with the perimeters of the design process, she slowly began to visit the canvas more often. Not only was painting Deborah's source for a creative outlet, it also served as a beginning to her self-discovery journey. Exploring the creative process of painting has proved very therapeutic; it has brought Deborah much needed clarity in many aspects of her life.
Using layering and blending techniques with acrylic paint and a variety of mixed medias is how Deborah creates her paintings. Thick layers of rich vibrantly colored paints are used to illustrate her current state of mind. The reawakening of her passion has played an essential role in Deborah's development as a person, artist and professional.
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