Debbie Viola

Imperfect Launches with Debbie Viola

“I’m learning to accept my shortcomings” Before becoming an artist, Debbie Viola ran a nine-attorney law firm in New York City for 23 years. She quit on September 11, 2001 after witnessing the terrorist attack from her office window.Debbie began…

The Empty Chair, painting by Debbie Viola to honor all victims of terror attacks

The Empty Chair

As I began painting this (9/11/17), I tried to express the pit in my stomach that I felt, all these years later. I thought about the thousands of people that were murdered on September 11, and all the empty chairs they left behind — at the dinner table, and Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and family birthdays, …

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