Debra Cootware has always loved making things, but when she attended a painting workshop on Mom’s night out, she was hooked. She began with oils, but switched to acrylics after toddler fingers encountered several wet paintings. Debra homeschooled her four children through high school while continuing to practice and sell her art. She creates in acrylics, charcoal, pencil, and collage. Her studio is in Battle Ground, Washington where she lives with her husband, Greg.