Debra Groth- I was born and raised in Detroit and St. Clair Shores. Currently I live in Chelsea, Michigan. I have been painting and working with some sort of art materials since the age of three when my mother gave me a set of watercolors to keep me occupied – little did she realize what she had instilled in me. My work is primarily a response to my environment, the land, lakes, home and my ever-insatiable curiosity. Artistic Inspiration is all around me and calls me to paint, draw, sew, and assemble it into something other than its original state. When I step into my art studio the mere sight of the gathered ephemera and scent of oil paint, linseed oil or other painting mediums send me into a delirious state where I can work for hours on end. I have taught art in traditional and non-traditional settings, public schools and at my own studio and art centers. I enjoy working in my studio and sharing that space with others. I have facilitated art groups and currently I am on the board at Salt Valley Arts in Saline MI. Hope you enjoy the artwork I have created as much as I did during the process.