Deborah earned a BA with Honors in Fine Arts from Brandeis University, receiving a special departmental first prize award in painting. She went on to complete her MA in Art Education from New York University, then continued her art studies at the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts, as well as at numerous workshops. Believing in the transformative power of art in peoples’ lives, Beck taught art and drug prevention education in the public schools for many years, and continues to conduct art residencies and workshops in a variety of educational settings for both children and adults, as a teaching artist through such organizations as Arts Westchester. She is an active member of a number of art organizations, including National Association of Women Artists, Pen and Brush Club, Katonah Museum Artists’ Association and New York Artists Equity Association. The artist has exhibited extensively in both solo and group shows in museums and galleries in the city, state and nation, such as at the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, NY and at the Horticultural Society of New York. Publications include American Psychologist, Brandeis Review and Women Artists Datebook.