Debbie Callahan was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana and from an early age showed interest in painting and drawing.  In recent years she has worked primarily in acrylic paint, chalk pastel and watercolor, doing mostly figurative and still life paintings.

She has studied with many accomplished artists, including James Hempel, Terry Stanley, Joy Moon and Fred Bell. 

One of Debbie’s pieces, Mother & Child, was featured on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Christmas Day 2012 as the “Gift of Art” to Wisconsin from the publishers.

Debbie has exhibited widely, received several awards, and her work has been included in numerous exhibit periodicals and catalogues.

She is self-represented in her own gallery, The Martini Girls Gallery & Studio LLC, and is currently working on creating art journals, watercolors on hand made papers, as well as curating and producing group art exhibits.

She is active in several art organizations and related activities.

Debbie lives and works in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.