Deborah Kirby grew up in Texas, but embraced a gypsy existence after college. Although she’s had different jobs in different cities, she’s always been involved in the arts. She’s been a dancer (eons ago), singer, photographer, actress (for over thirty years), director and teacher. Teaching is what brought her to this area from Washington, DC. Her love of the visual arts developed after she needed to stop teaching due to the progression of her multiple sclerosis. She has experimented with different media from colored pencils and pens to markers, watercolor, and acrylic paints. She is particularly fascinated with using textures in her predominantly- abstract artwork. She credits her inspiration to the Lord and His multi-formed creation, and she is profoundly grateful to the Hart Gallery for allowing her art to be seen outside of her home.