"Painting is both a passion and an outlet!" 

Deborah E is an American artist, educator, and advocate for women's issues. She started a non-profit that helped single mothers navigate the child support system, spoken at the Women's Studies conferences in Illinois, and at the Illinois general Assembly and uses her artistic voice to bring attention to women in today's society.

Her mixed media works, which are inspired by her experiences as a woman, a disabled person and single parent, and the ways she has overcome those obstacles.   Her works have been shown in Chicago at The Woman Made Gallery, as well as in Springfield, Il asn as far away as California. 

"Fueled by life, I tend to use my artistic voice to focus on my experiences as a citizen, woman and single mother. 

I am a mixed media artist who enjoys bold bright colors, lines, shapes and texture. I have been an artist and designer for over 20 years and am also trained as a metalsmith. Who doesn't like hammering metal!"

When not in her studio, Deborah enjoys exploring nature with her dog, cooking Thai and Mediterranean dishes, and supporting social causes.