Deborah Patterson?s artistic career has been wide and varied. In 1987, following study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, she moved to Tuscany, Italy where she painted, wrote, and served as liaison for sister cities, Florence and Philadelphia. During this period, she taught drawing and painting at the Aegean Center for the Arts in Pistoia, Italy and Paros, Greece. A member of Studio Giambo in Florence, she exhibited regularly there and throughout the region. Deborah returned to the U.S. to complete a Masters degree in Religion and the Arts at Yale University?s Institute of Sacred Music, where she also served as artist-in-residence following graduation. She has collaborated twice with composer, Robert Sirota (former director of the Peabody Institute), most recently on ?Triptych?, a commemoration to the victims of 9/11, which has been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Her most recent project is 834 on the Avenue, a gallery featuring her work in Hampden.