As a child Debbie was a musician, studying flute and piano. While raising her children
she had the opportunity to live in Holland and took her first painting class there in 1992
and spent most of her time painting landscapes. After returning to the United States she
began taking workshops with Jerry Yarnell (PBS artist). She continued to study with
Jerry and in 2013 became a “Yarnell Certified Artist” and in 2016 she became a “Yarnell
Certified Instructor”. She is currently teaching Yarnell National Workshops throughout
More recently Debbie became interested in Plein Air painting and has attended the
Publisher’s Invitational for Plein air painters. She has participated in many Plein Air
competitions including the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival in Oregon, the Glen
Arbor Paint Out in Michigan and many more. During the summer months she works
outdoors as often as possible and enjoys the extra challenges.
April 2023 – Juried into 11 Annual Fresh Works Exhibit
May 2021 – Juried into “Backroads, Art less Traveled”, Vintage
Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2021 – NOAPS Associate On-line Exhibition
Sept 2017 – Peninsula Art League, Gig Harbor, WA.
July 2017 – Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
May 2017 – NOAPS online international show.