Deborah Shapiro

Akron, Ohio

My collages are painted with ripped and cut bits of paper from magazines that creates two experiences. The artwork invites you to see the beauty of the big picture from a distance, but as you get closer, you will want to linger in the chaotic details. The main subjects of my art reflect my love of animals and the everyday objects that comprise my middle-aged, suburban life.

I'm also a videographer, producing marketing web videos for companies in the Cleveland and Akron areas, calling myself Montrose Video. I've been doing this for over 30 years and have had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and visit interesting places. I've been in the salt mines under Lake Erie and flew over the gas rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico. I love what I do.

Want to know more? I have two rescue dogs, love to travel, enjoy hiking in the metroparks, am a chocoholic, part-time vegan and a Mexican food junky.