Deb was born and raised in Connecticut.
Enamored of horses and all animals from a very young age, she
began riding horses at age 7.
Now an accomplished equestrian, horses have always been an important part of her
life and work.
father was an avid photographer when she
was growing up and his
photographs of her
as a young girl and the horses in her
life are among her
most cherished possessions.
paternal grandmother was very artistic and created beautiful oil paintings.
feels their artistic influence today in her
enjoyed photography as a hobby until the summer of 2005 when she
decided to get serious about it and purchased a digital camera.
love of horses and passion for photography together has given her
a new way of focusing on her
relationship with the horse.
She joined Equine Photographers Network, an online equine photography group in the fall of 2005.
has attended three of their equine photography workshops -- in California, Colorado, and the Catskills.
Through EPNet she
met Northern Exposure Gallery member Kathy Mathew and has been assisting her
taking pictures at horse shows since 2006.
also enjoys photographing people, preferring candid photography using available light.