Debra McCormik Shaffer

Debra McCormick Shaffer is a multimedia artist who enjoys working in layers on a variety of surfaces; using color, pattern, and texture to create depth and personality in her artwork.

Debra has expressed a wish or intention to “shine a little light” with her work.  She may convey this through the colors or techniques she uses, but perhaps also with the humor, whimsey, or spiritual themes evident in her pieces. Speaking of “shining a little light," she recently has branched out into adding her artwork to create one of a kind art lamps.


Although she resides in the Grand Rapids area with her husband, and cat, and raised her daughter here; her own childhood involved travel to different parts of the world.  Sometimes she wonders if the colors she uses, and visions she is drawn to create, are based on those early experiences of different cultures, and surrounding landscapes.