A graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Debra began her career as a fashion illustrator and graphic designer. Later she discovered a book on colored pencil in a library and fell in love with the medium. Now she stays busy with portrait commissions and nature drawings. As time allows, she teaches an occasional art class, and her artwork has been published in several art magazines and books. Debra is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta, a signature member of CPSA, president of the Atlanta Chapter of the CPSA and a CPSA International Award Winner.