Deborah B. Smith grew up loving art. Her interests were shaped at a very young age when her family moved to Toronto, Italy. While living there she was able to travel Europe and experienced the rich culture and art that only Europe can provide.
Her accomplishments began as early as elementary school where her design for a wall tapestry was chosen to hang in the principles office. In junior high and high school she won many awards in art shows including Best of Show for sculpture, Florida‘s Gold Key Award for sculpture and she participated in Advanced Placement art classes. She continues to this day to garner recognition and awards for her work.
Her career encompasses reaching a life long dream of becoming a Disney Artist. This thirteen year career was marked with numerous accomplishments and awards. One such accomplishment gave her special recognition for her design for Figment’s Orbital Oddity a merchandise display that was located in EPCOT. It marked the first appearance of Mickey and Donald into EPCOT and was also the first time an artist was given personal recognition for their contribution for such a project.
She started a freelance design and consulting business in 1994. Some of her clients included the Danbury Mint, Georgetown Collection and Sally Corporation: a Dark Ride Company. While at Sally she painted scenic backdrops for rides like Scooby Doo’s Haunted Mansion for Six Flags Theme Parks. She loved working on a large scale and so embarked on a journey creating murals for people’s homes and offices.
She currently works creating custom murals throughout Florida and is continuing to pursue her personal artistic endeavors. Recently her acrylic painting The Cello was awarded as a top ten finalist in Kirkland’s Next Great American Artist contest and sold nationally at their stores.
Deborah resides in Orlando, FL with her husband, daughter and two grandchildren.