“You can’t use up creativity.

The more you use,

the more you have.”

~ Maya Angelou ~

Debi Studios, LLC

Copyright 2017 by Debi Pickler of Debi Studios, LLC. All rights reserved.
The artwork showcased on Debi Studios, LLC's website - or any other website - may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without written permission from Debi Pickler of Debi Studios, LLC.
​​​MEMBERSHIPS
SCBWI - Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators
St. Louis Artist Guild
IGOR- International Guild of Realism

EDUCATION
University of Kansas,BFA in Illustration

AWARDS AND HONORS
- SCBWI Mentorship for Illustrators Program studying under illustrator Phyillis Harris (2001), Richard Bernal (2004) and Todd Smith (2008)
- SCBWI Conference Illustrator Artshow, Winning Illustrator, 2004
- SCBWI Conference Portfolio Competition, Winning Illustrator, 2006
- Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO., Juror Marla Prather, Viola Longmire Memorial Cash Award, 2012
- Creative Quarterly 33, Winning Artist, 2013
- North Light Books 2014 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension + Space, Winning Artist, 2014
- All Women Competition, Light, Space, Time Gallery, 7th place overall category, 2014
- New Perspectives Online Artshow, Second Place Cash Award, 2015
- Master Volume 11 Juried Art Publication, Winner, 2015
- Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Human Nature 2015 Show, Best of Show, 2015
- 2016 American Art Awards, Winning artist with 7 awards including Winner of the 2016 Masterpiece award, 2016
- March 2016 Online Exhibition, Fusion Art Gallery, Second Place Cash Award, 2016


JURIED EXHIBITIONS
- You Be the Judge finalist Online Art Competition, Juror Brian Neher, Finalist, 2013
- Portraits 2013 Art Exhibition, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA., Finalist, 2013
- Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, Juror Kara Rooney, Finalist, 2013
- 85th Grand National Exhibition online art show, Exhibiting Artist , 2013
- Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, Finalist, 2014
- Light, Space, Time, Open Art Exhibition - 3 Dimensional Category, Honorable Mention, 2015
- 18th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Juror Laurence Bradshaw, Special Recognition, 2016
- Black and White Exhibition, Urban Richie Gallery, Finalist, 2016
- June 2016 Online Exhibition, Light and Shadow, Fusion Art Gallery, Exhibiting Artist, 2016
- XXXlll The Exhibition, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO., Juror Ann Coddington, Exhibiting Artist, 2016
- Annual Unthemed Exhibition, Still Point Gallery, Exhibiting Artist, 2016
- Open Art Exhibition, Space & Time Gallery, Special Merit, 2016


COMPETITIONS & ARTSHOWS
- SCBWI Conference Illustrator Artshow, Finalist, 2002
- Missouri Cultural Art Center Artshow, Finalist, 2003
- SCBWI Conference Illustrator Artshow, Finalist, 2004
- Race Judicata t-shirt design contest, Honorable Mention, 2009
- Race Judicata t-shirt design contest, Honorable Mention, 2010
- Race Judicata t-shirt design contest, Honorable Mention, 2011
- Black and White Art Expo 2013, Infinity Art Gallery, Juror Susan Lowdermilk, Award Winner, 2013
- Spring Online Competition, American Women Artists, Rockwall, TX, Finalist, 2013
- My Best Artwork, Collaboration of Artists, Finalist, 2013
- The Senses, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA, Finalist, 2014
- Art Comes Alive, Exhibiting Artist, 2014
- Creative Quarterly 36, Exhibiting Artist, 2014
- 3 x 3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, Honorable Mention Exhibiting Illustrator, 2014
- Anything Goes Art Show, St. Peters Cultural Art Center, St. Peters, MO., Third Place over all category, 2014
- Faces of Humanity, ArtCompetition.net,Honorable Mention, 2015
- TRAC 2015 Online Art Competition, Third place, 2015
- Noticing Nature, Foundry Art Centre, Juror Wayne Trinklein, Exhibiting Artist, 2016
- Creatures, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO., Jurors Heather Woodson and Charles Houska, Exhibiting Artist, 2016
- Art and the Senses, Linus Galleries, Finalist, 2016
- Humankind, Foundry Art Centre, St. Louis, MO., Juror Eric Wieringa, Exhibiting Artist, 2016
- Seasons, Space & Time Gallery, Special Recognition, 2016
- Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Black and White, Noteworthy, 2016
- Waterscapes International Online Artshow, Fusion Art, Honorable Mention, 2016
- Atlas Society Art Contest, Finalist, 2016

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, DEMOSTRATIONS & SEMINARS
- Airbrush seminar, Missouri Cultural Art Center, 2003
- Guest speaker at the SCBWI Conference, "Licensing for Artists", 2005
- Guest speaker at the SCBWI Conference, "Photoshop Techniques and It's Applications to the Industry", 2006
- Airbrush demonstration at Lafayette High School Art Show, Wildwood, Missouri. Sponsored by BOMH, 2007
- Airbrush demonstration at Women's Athletic Club, Chicago, Illinois. Sponsored by Thompson Coburn, LLP, 2010

- Guest speaker at The University of Missouri Art School, "You've Graduated, Now What?", 2013