March 7, 2013, the San Antonio Conservation Society and A Night In Old San Antonio unveiled my painting Cornucopia of Culture, 48 x 36, oil on canvas to be used as the 2013 NIOSA poster. This year celebrates the 65th anniversary. There are 15 cultural areas symbolically represented from Chinatown to Clown Alley. Support the SA Conservation Society and purchase yours before they sell out!
About Me and The Bee
I am glad you asked!
Debra, derived from ancient Hebrew, means “bee,” an industrious, hard-working species. Which epitomizes my work ethic.
In my bee, the antennae are paintbrushes.
Below the crown are my initials in lower case, “db.”
The head is a heart, which I am following by making art, and the body is a figure 8, my numerology number and, when on its side, the symbol for infinity.
The wings are illustrated this way to represent the color seen in stained glass windows while the applets are the eye of the peacock feather.
The three drips represent the three career paths I have taken in my life. I started a steel pipe supply business for the oil and gas industry at 26. I went to culinary school and was a consultant for a few years. I graduated at 50 in 2008 with a BFA in studio art, painting from Texas Christian University.
What Might Surprise You About Me
In 1989, Glamour magazine named me one of the top ten young working women in America, based on the success of my steel pipe business.