Deborah was born in Innsbruck, Austria and while still young her family moved to Jackson Hole, WY. That move shaped her artistic career. She attended Colorado State University where she majored in Microbiology/pre-vet medicine. She now lives in Victor, ID, on the west side of the Tetons and flies for Delta Airlines.
Deb’s art encompasses her depth, knowledge and appreciation of the native, western wildlife and her environment. Unbound by conventional rules, Deb stylistically rejects conventional artistic restrictions. Through her use of bold color, unique artistic techniques and unconventional perspective, she is constantly exploring ways to make her art sing while capturing the essence and heart of her subject.
Deb is a member of the Idaho, San Diego and Coachella Valley Watercolor Societies and paints with the Teton Plein Air group. She has won numerous awards and her art is in many private collections.
I grew up in a creative family, encouraged to express myself through painting and drawing. I constantly experiment and stretch to learn something new each day. For me, gaining knowledge keeps me engaged and insightful. I have experimented with collage, acrylic, oil and fabric. I have painted graphics on buildings and garages. Living and playing in the mountains keeps me connected to my wild surroundings. I love big, bright , bold color. Watercolor has become my medium because its unpredictability excites and encourages me to experiment.