Deborah was born in Long Beach California. Growing up in a beach community gave her a love of the beauty of nature. Her mother instilled in her a passion for art, “My mother was an award winning watercolorist and was very inspirational to me, as her artistic eye was evident in all aspects of our lives.”
A pastel landscape artist who uses either a tonal or a colorist manner in her execution, Deborah has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from Long Beach State University with a credential in Art Education for K through 12th grade. She has taught middle school and high school students.
Deborah has also spent time working in the entertainment industry as a television make-up artist and received commendation for her Emmy award winning work on the soap opera Santa Barbara. She is currently studying with Jannene Behl and Bert Collins in Ojai, California.