Debbie Brown was born 1953, in Advance, Missouri. She has enjoyed life as a veteran of the U.S. Army, college graduate, mother and wife. Debbie lives and works in San Diego, California. She uses her art for fun and therapy against the stresses of life.
Debbie is a self taught artist. She has been inspired by the art of Georgia O’Keefe and Claude Monet. A dabbler at heart, Debbie has worked in various mediums but was captivated by the art of “Quilling”. Not to be confused with quilting.
Debbie’s love for the work of Yulia Brodskaya, prompted her sister to buy Debbie her first quilling kit. As a member of the Little Circles Quill Along group, Debbies skills have grown, along with her imagination and her ability to think outside the box.
Debbie recently won a Grand Prize in competition against quillers from around the world with her piece “Lighthouse Dream Life”. This epic work captures many of Debbie’s childhood dreams and memories. Her fascination of lighthouses and the dream to live in one; its location on a hill represents “Goose Pond Hill” where she grew up playing with her siblings – especially her brothers; the bright colors represent her sister Cherl Fritz’s artistic talent; the irises remind her of her brother Dwight, who still to this day has “Irises” generated from their grandmother and mother’s flower gardens years ago; the Lone Star quilt in yellow & orange, is a replica of her grandmother’s quilt, while the other quilt called “Flower Garden” is a replica of one her mother made. Both hang from the miniature wooden clothesline that she recalls was in her backyard, clothes always hanging from it and blowing in the breeze.