Deborah Velasquez

About the artist

Modern and sophisticated artist Deborah Velasquez creates imagery with a graphic and bold color sense that brings love, light and style to any product.

Artist Bio

Deborah Velasquez…Where Art and Beauty Meet Lifestyle
A Driven, Disciplined Designer of Lifestyle and Home Décor Products

Trendy, talented and tenacious artist Deborah Velasquez paints with a bold and energetic color palette that brings sophisticated style to any giftware or home décor product. Her work is a collective mix of design, words, art, and craft, which produces a modern, retro, scandi and spicy style all her own.

Whether creating patterned textiles for clothing and rugs or vibrant designs for stationary, greeting cards and wall art prints, Deborah’s imagery inspiration emanates from nature, especially her love for the forest, garden, flowers, animals, insects and birds, which are captured in her simplicity of line and complementary colors using gouache and watercolor.

A Brooklyn native, Deborah’s discipline and drive was instilled by her mother, who at an early age, taught Deborah to “live life without regret and do everything.” Certainly, she has carried this mantra throughout her artistic journey by exploring a variety of creative careers. These include working as an illustrator, graphic designer, milliner, ceramic business owner, rug designer, painter and printmaker.

Deborah’s most culminating career highlight to date is authoring a book entitled, Drawing in Black and White, which facilitated an invitation to lead a workshop at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

She has been featured in UPPERCASE, Latina, Redbook, HGTV and Domino magazines and her one-of-a-kind designs are carried on exclusive product lines at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond,  West Elm, Habitat UK, CarpetVista of Sweden, Minted, and many other giftware and home décor companies. 

Deborah is a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art and the University of Hartford.  She has studied textiles and fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, where she received her Millinery Certification.  Her original artworks have been exhibited in numerous galleries and juried shows, and she teaches workshops in her Connecticut studio.

Outside of her art sanctuary, Deborah enjoys cooking, antiquing, gardening, thrifting, visiting museums, skiing and travelling.  Favorite famous artists include Klee, Calder, Miró, Lucienne Day and Maija Isola.

With a continual crave for learning, exploration and social justice, Deborah lives the creative life in the wooded hills of New England with her husband and two boys.

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