Although Debra currently resides in Michigan, her childhood involved travel to Morocco and various states in the US. She sometimes wonders if the colors she uses, and the visions she is drawn to create, are based on those early experiences of different cultures and variety of landscapes. Through her art-which includes painting, fiber art, and collage- she often expresses the wish or intention “to shine a little light”. Speaking of light, she constructs one of a kind lamp sculptures out of vines, roots, reed and paper.
Debra is drawn to the therapeutic, meditative, and metacognitive aspects of creating, which has led her to specialized training in “SoulCollage®”, and will complete her “Intentional Creativity Teacher Certification” this year.