The Artists Network

The Artists Network

Deb began her career as an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon. It was the beginning of a personal very unique artistic vision.

At 11 years old, she was asked to paint a mural in the community. " I loved the experience because as became engaged in the project, I realized that I could gain a ‘social fitting’ doing what I loved to do." Deb said.

She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with the four year Certificate.

The Academy provided independent learning experiences. She was immersed into the great museum artists and was able to interact not only with instructors, but also serious student artists which solidified the Fine Artist path as a fellowship through the ages.

Prior to the Academy she studied two years with Modernist Master Painter Tom Bostelle in Chadds Ford PA and also 2 year anesthetic art courses at the Barnes Foundation School of Art.

After the Pennsylvania Academy, in lieu of graduate school, she moved to NYC. She was mentored by a former Academy teacher Will Barnet and also learned about the gallery system. Fine art printmaking became a focus for Deb as she learned from Bob Blackburn at the PMW atelier.

NYC was exciting and she lived the artist life for 20 years in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. After the World Trade Center disaster, she moved out to the country where she is said to have enjoyed being the ‘big fish in the little pond’ for a time. Weather and life circumstance lead her to Florida.

With all the space that countryside out of the city provided, she began a series of environmental installations of spider webs in situ. "I would send magnificent webs aloft in fields or anyplace where I could attract an audience.

Her current studio is strategically located equal distance (20 mins) to 3 Florida cities- Tampa, Sarasota and St Petersburg. Each has its own wonderful museum and artist enclaves.

Her teaching is strong as evidenced by the attitudes and production that she instills in her Fine Art students. Printmaking is technique that easily transcends obstacles of learning resistance by its positive nature guided by a capable teacher.


2018 "Resist and Recover" KYO Gallery, Alexandria VA

2018 "Self Portraits" ZhouB Gallery, Chicago IL

2017 "Exquisite Corpse Game" Museum of Art St Petersburg, Fl

2017 “Instructors Show” Art Center of Manatee, Bradenton, FL

2016* “Motion XI” Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton. FL

2014 “Florida Flavor” Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

2014 “Members Show” Galley @ 620, St Petersburg, FL

2014 “Five by Five” Tampa Museum of Art, Art After Dark, Tampa, FL

2013 “Motion XI” Plato’s Gallery, Village of the Arts, Bradenton, FL

2012 “Motion XI” Menaul Art Gallery, Clearwater FL

2012 “Motion XI” Sunrise Art Gallery, Indian Rocks Beach FL

2012 “I Love Clearwater” Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater FL

2012 “Art on the Water” Brian Taylor Enterprizes, Jackson’s, Tampa FL

2012 “Instructors Show” Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

2011* “Shark!” Wabi Sabi Gallery, Indian Rocks Beach FL

2011 “Reaction to the Oil Crisis” Artful Living Gallery, St Petersburg FL

2010 “Art After Dark” Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL

2010 “Annual Art Exhibition” Mote Marine Aquarium, Sarasota FL

2010 “Instructors Show” Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

2007 “Homebound” Williams Park, St Petersburg, FL

2006* “10 Year Retrospective” Hasbrouck House Museum, Woodbourne, NY

2005 “Open Studio Tour” Catskill Art Society, Sullivan County NY

2004 “Annual” Beck Gallery, Hurleyville Museum, Hurleyville NY

2002 “Open Studio Tour” Catskill Art Society, Sullivan County NY

2002* “Webs” State University of NY Sullivan, Lock Sheldrake NY

2002 “Annual” Beck Gallery, Hurleyville Museum, Hurleyville NY

2000 “From Aardvark to Zebra” Anchorage Museum of Art, AL

98 “Workshop Artists” Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, NYC NY

98 “Wall to Wall” Lower Manhattan Art Council, NYC, NY

97 “Faculty and Guests” College of Mt St V

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