Debra Styer is a freelance artist and illustrator. Born in the small town of Dudley, Massachusetts, she moved across the country to San Francisco after receiving her BFA in illustration from Massachusetts College of Art in 1995. Her imagery is inspired by her deep love of history, dark folk tales and ghosts stories. Although Debra has experimented with many types of art, she feels that finally found her medium with watercolor. All of her work is hand painted.
Debra founded Bluehour Studio in 2010 (later to become Debra Styer Illustration) where she loves creating historically inspired illustration, custom paintings, literary portraits and animals art.
She lives in the Mission District in San Francisco with her sign painting husband, Damon.
Debra is currently illustrating her first book.