In 1981 I was preparing to be a school psychologist. However, God had other plans for me. Later that year I had an episode of schizophrenia and it has followed me ever since. I never went back to school. For several years I thought about becoming an artist. Finally in 1989 I took a watercolor class at a community education school. I discovered I had a spirit of creativity and a lot of artistic talent. In 2006 I joined Grand Valley Artists and I have been in many of their shows. In spite of all the darkness in my life my work is happy, colorful and cheerful. I want to show that beauty often comes through the ashes.
Debby's ArtPrize Entries
These are Debby's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.