Bio / Contact Information

I am an artist, a quiet observer of life.  I love to watch, and ever since I can remember, as soon as I begin to immerse myself in an image, the drawing process has already began in my mind.

Written words fail me; do not compare to the gratification I receive from beginning to the end of the creation process.

Nuances , shades of dark and light guide me to internalize my impressions. Emotions emerge, character traits emerge in tune with physical features. I am one with my work. The creative process is deeply imbedded in my nature. I draw, l paint, time flies, l enter a realm that cannot be described in words.



In 2012, I was chosen from a list of thirteen applicants to be the official Portrait Artist in Residence for the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, and have held this position to the present. Annually, l am honoured to draw six Inductees to the NBSHF.

Recently l was shortlisted in a Protest Art Contest , to create a design of the meaning of Viola Desmond’s story. Furthermore, my image was chosen by the Commemorative Committee, chaired by Henderson Paris to be part of the outdoor murals depicting the historic event of 1946 on the Roseland Theatre. To be revealed in 2020 at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Faber Castell GmbH of Germany in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld held an international design contest in 2017. I placed in the top 10 amongst 1500 applicants and was the only shortlisted member from Canada.

To PAINT is to BREATHE…it’s one in the same to me.




What does it mean for Debb to create?
“If I could not paint…I could not breathe.” Debb Ferris Bates



Instagram @ Debbsart

Email :

 Phone (506) – 452-7884 

Gift Certificates Available

 Thank you for your interest

2 Responses to Bio / Contact Information

  1. Francine says:

    Wow Debb this is neat…I love it…beautiful work…


  2. Thank you Franny ! It was alot of fun. Glad you like it !

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