Deborah is a landscape, still life painter and portraitist originally from Connecticut who currently lives in New Jersey. She majored in fine art at Paier College of Art, in Hamden, Connecticut, before moving to New York City in her and studying at The Arts Students League of New York for four years. Her teachers during this time included Robert Beverly Hale, Harvey Dinnerstein, and Daniel E. Greene. Deborah and her husband later relocated to Washington, DC, where she lived for the next 11 years and set up a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art in Old town Alexandria. Here the artist began exhibiting and selling her work, while also teaching private art classes. Returning to the greater New York area in 1991, she settled in Cranford, New Jersey, and returned to The Arts Students League of New York for further study with Ron Sherr, while also taking workshops with Greene. In 2000 Deborah founded Jersey Central Art Studios (NJCAS) a visual arts non-profit in Cranford and spent the next 15 years running it on a volunteer basis. Through JCAS she hosted several educational events, open studios, and exhibitions; including the annual “Paint the Town Cranford” juried plein air show and sale. Her approach to painting involves a combination of on-site and studio work, with the artist working from both nature, drawings and photographs to capture intimate views and unique vantage points of East Coast scenery. What is most significant for her is sharing what is meaningful with the world through her art, in the hope that others might find meaning in it too. Her work has been featured in such publications at The Artist’s Magazine and American Artist, as well as in the books The Best of Drawing and The Best of Pastels.