Collage Art and the Artist

  • My collages are made from torn and cut pages from magazines.  No paint is used.  My style weaves a sense of realism with the subject and a sense of abstraction in the details.  Each reflect my love for animals and the everyday experiences in my middle aged, mid-west, suburban life.
  • I stumbled onto this style after having a major jaw surgery in 2013.  Looking through magazines as I recovered,  I was drawn to the colors and started to think about how I could use that as “paint”.  After making my first few collages, I was addicted.
  • Prior to creating collages, I was a corporate videographer for over 35 years and created less than ten pieces of art over that period in oils and acrylics.
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  • 2018 Honorable Mention from Boston Mills Artfest, Peninsula, OH
  • 2017 First Place for Non-Traditional Art from Art in the Park, Medina, OH
  • 2017 Judges Selection Award from Cain Park, Cleveland Hts, Oh
  • 2016 Honorable Mention from Art on the Green, Hudson, OH

The Personal Stuff

    • I live in Bath Township, Ohio, which is near Akron, Ohio, with my cameraman husband, a rough collie and two cats.  I enjoy hiking at the local Metroparks and in Cuyahoga National Park (so fortunate to have those nearby), love to explore while traveling, have a deep compassion for animals, and embrace the simple things in life. 
    collage artist deborah shapiro


    News, Press and Media

    To learn more, please view the various television interviews and press about my art.  Click here for the links.