Meet Debbie Cole


Debbie Cole, CDA is a self-taught decorative painter and mixed media artist who has loved to create since childhood.  Author of numerous books and pattern packets, Debbie is a sought-after instructor who has taught throughout the United States, Japan, Argentina, and Canada. Inspired by nature and nostalgia, Debbie enjoys painting both whimsical and realistic images. While she is proficient in watercolor, colored pencils, mixed media, and oils, her favorite medium is bottled acrylics. Best known for her attention to detail, Debbie’s work encompasses a wide range of subjects including animals, flowers, fruit, seasonal, and whimsical designs. Debbie has been a licensed artist where her artwork was found on many gift products, dinnerware, home décor items, fabric, greeting cards, and more. She has served as Editorial Advisor and is a frequent contributor to many leading Decorative Arts and mixed media publications. She has been a member of SDP since 1990 and received the title of Certified Decorative Artist in 1997. For three years Debbie worked as the Artistic Consultant for Stampendous where she created the Stamp & Paint program for them. It has been her passion to bring new and innovative techniques into the Decorative Painting community. She was very honored to be the 2016 Convention Artist for the Society of Decorative Painters and received the prestigious Priscilla Hauser Award for Business and Industry in 2018. You can connect with Debbie on Facebook or on her website at Debbie Cole Designs. She also has a Facebook group called Innovative Creations where Debbie along with Cindy Harrison, focus on education and inspire the members with different monthly themes and techniques along with offering Painting Parties bi-monthly.