Welcome To My World Where Dreams Become Reality

"You have the ability to fly! The way a fish swims in the ocean, you can fly in the air!"

---spoken to my in my dream by a woman who in real life had given me a hair analysis

 "No Longer A Slave To Fear"

"No Longer A Slave To Fear"

Creative But Not Confident

Ever since I can remember I loved to draw and paint. I was always doodling in the margins of my books and coloring outside the lines in my coloring books. I followed my passion for creating images and obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design from the Fine Art Dept. at UCLA in 1981. Despite my education, I did not have the confidence or the courage to pursue a career in art. Like many artists, I believed I was not good enough.

The Dream That Changed My Life

It was in 2007 that God gave me a vivid dream. In the dream was a woman who in real life had given me a hair analysis. She told me that I had the ability to fly. I told her I couldn't fly. She said, "The way that a fish swims in the ocean you can fly in the air". So I stretched out my arms and jumped up into the air about where the ceiling would be, only there was no ceiling. I was amazed because I was flying! "I can fly", I proclaimed.

 "The Lion"

"The Lion"

Painting For God

I knew instantly what the dream meant. I knew God was telling me that I had the ability to fly with my art. I knew He wanted me to paint for Him. At that point it was not a matter of confidence or courage. It was a matter of being obedient to do what God had asked me to do... to paint for Him. It was shortly after that revelation that I was introduced to a unique slick, synthetic paper called Yupo paper.

My Painting Process

When paint is applied to Yupo paper the paint will move and you can get some amazing textures with it. I love paintng on Yupo because I never know exactly what the paint will do. I love taking chosing colors in acrylic ink and acrylic paint and begin using the various Yupo paper techniques and discover images in the paint. Once I see an image, I then further define it. The wonderful thing about Yupo paper is that if the image does not work out, I simply wipe it off and start over.

 Deborah painting in her stawbale home and studio

Deborah painting in her stawbale home and studio

Deborah Nell

Deborah is a native of Southern California who moved to South Central Pennsylvania in 1998 with her husband and daughter Sophia. She lives in a strawbale house built and designed by her husband and herself. Many family and friends assisted them as it took them four and a half years to build their home on the weekends and as they had the money. 

 "Waiting"

"Waiting"

Deborah began painting with oil paints at the age of eight. Her father, Herman Sillas a lawyer by profession, would stand and paint at his easel while Deborah stood at hers. Her father taught her how to paint portraits from photos. In 1Today Deborah is a prolific painter who co-creates with her heavenly Father. Her paintings have been purchased by