Collage Art and the Artist

About the Artist

Collage Artist Deborah Shapiro

I started creating art later in life after 35 years as a corporate and broadcast videographer. During a recovery from a jaw surgery in 2013, my mother gave me magazines to keep me occupied.  Thinking that they were colorful, I began to rip them up and make art. Since then, I've sold artwork throughout the U.S, Canada, and Europe and occasionally teach classes online and in-person.

Some of the press I received includes features on PBS, New Day Cleveland, Golden Opportunities, and a mini-documentary shown in Turkey.

I live in Bath, Ohio with my husband, a rough collie, and a very old cat.

About the Art

My style weaves a sense of realism within the subject and a sense of abstraction throughout the details.  The focus of my art gravitates towards beloved themes such as animals, nature, and the beauty found in everyday occurrences.  All works are created from bits of magazines.  No paint is used.

I enjoy this style of art because there so much for you to find up close.  You have to stop for a moment and study the collage to appreciate the small things.  I hope my art reminds you to do the same in life...stop and smell the roses as they say. I hope my art brings you as much joy as they do for me when I make them.


  • 2023 Honorable Mention, Arts in the Park, Port Clinton, OH
  • 2021 Best Of Show, Akron Arts Expo, Akron, OH
  • 2021 Jurors Award, May Show At Lakeland, Kirtland, OH
  • 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
    To learn more, please view the various television interviews and press about my art.  Click here for the links.