Growing up between the Watchung Reservation and the Great Swamp, Debora has always been inspired by the surroundings of her native New Jersey. Debora became intrigued with drawing and painting at an early age. She studied art at Rowan University, attended classes at various schools of art, including the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and participated in workshops around the country.
Whether painting in her home studio or on location (en plein air), Debora pushes herself to manipulate color, light, and space in a way that enables an expansive landscape to be viewed successfully through the small window of the canvas. Her rich, impressionistic paintings depict familiar motifs of human design. From parks, farmhouses, and creeks, still-lifes, flower stands, and river crossings, each stroke of Debora’s brush comprises a world familiar to us all.
Debora’s work has been selected for numerous juried shows and exhibitions. Her awards include third place at the 2020 Lebanon/Califon Juried Art Show, Best in Show at the 2017 Cranford Paint Out in Cranford, NJ and an honorable mentions at the 2020 Medford Arts Great Outdoors Juried Exhibition and 2016 Pascack Tri-State Juried Exhibition. She is an active member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the National Association of Women Artists, Art League of the Chathams, and New Jersey Plein Air Painters.