Deborah is a Muncie native. She completed her graduate and MA degrees at Ball State University, as well as a certification in Gifted Education. Before retiring, she taught school in southern Indiana, Georgia, Florida, then once again in Indiana.
After retiring, she pursued her lifelong love of art, attending several workshops, some of which were in Maine, Nantucket, and southern Indiana (New Harmony). Some of the workshops were taught by accomplished artists such as Thomas Dunlay, Pam Newell, Susie Rachels, Beth Schwier, Jim Faulkner, and Terry Armstrong.
Besides painting, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren!) and traveling to various parts of the country gathering inspiration from nature and God's handiwork. One of her favorite quotes is, "You are never too old to become what you might have been."
Point of View 9" x 12" Oil on Linen
Foxy Lady 9" x 12" Oil on Linen
2022 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Dawn of Hope, Oil on Linen
Spring Treasure, Mixed Media
Collecting Wild Violets, Oil on Linen
2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
BEST OF SHOW, Acrylic
1st Place Oils
Honorable mention Mixed Media