Meet the Artist

Debbie’s need to paint is as fierce as her need to breathe. She never got to paint until age 40, when she picked up a paintbrush for the first time in 1998.  And she hasn’t put it down since! Her love for art started when she missed a day of kindergarten, and cried because they were fingerpainting that day.

On September 11, 2001, when Debbie’s boss of 20+ years asked her to take work with her because she was leaving early at 11:00 a.m., she instantly decided that life was too short. She took a huge leap of faith, even though it felt like financial suicide and threw herself into her newfound passion.  She started with a small gift shop/art studio in Bellport, NY, which she named “Something Different”. Every summer, Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a frequent patron. Her shop was a hit, but her faux finishing clientele was growing rapidly, so she made the tough decision to close the shop to best meet her clients’ needs.

Debbie feels so blessed that she was able to develop her hobby into an award-winning decorative painting business, enabling her to leave the corporate rat race behind her forever. Debbie pays it forward by giving back to worthy causes and utilizing her talents with those who need it most.  Her passion for art continues to evolve; Debbie has created collections of abstract paintings that resonate with the interior design community and collectors across the country. Individually painted silk scarves have also been added to her repertoire.

Debbie keeps current with products and trends by studying with internationally and locally renowned masters of their craft.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Interior Design
  • Interior Design Society
  • International Furnishings and Design Association
  • Massapequa Chamber of Commerce
  • International Decorative Artisans League
  • Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

Clientele

  • Ritz-Carlton – Central Park, NY
  • Ocean Club, Long Beach, NY
  • Corner Galley, Massapequa, NY
  • Zona’s Restaurant, Massapequa, NY
  • Verdi’s of Westbury (Tosca Room)
  • The Malcolm House (Historic Show House)
  • Kathy and Richard Hilton (Hamptons)
  • Long Island Commercial Bank (Hauppauge)
  • A Taste of Home Bakery (North Bellmore)
  • Super Suppers (Bethpage, W Islip & Nesconset)
  • JAD/JB Diamonds (Dix Hills)
  • Vincent Bruce Salon (Dix Hills)
  • Caprico Spa (Bethpage)
  • The Curtain Store (Massapequa)
  • Sandalwood Day Spa (Massapequa)
  • Alure Home Improvements (East Meadow)
  • Technicolor Salon (Rockville Centre)
  • Carmela’s Restaurant (Massapequa)

Designer Show Houses

  • The Malcolm House, 2005
  • Holiday House Hamptons, 2013
  • Cedar Knolls at Laurel Hollow, 2013
  • Holiday House New York, 2014
  • Guggenheim Estate Design Showhouse, 2014
  • Home Is Where the Heart Is, 2015
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