NYC award-winning fine abstract artist 👩🏻🎨creating art for a well designed space Digital course creator 🎨 Learn to Paint Club, helping others unlock their creativity, while building confidence and finding community Free digital art download at Www.DebbieViola.com @artbydebbieviola on IG and FB As seen on ABC’s The Donna Drake Show, NBC’s George to the Rescue, ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover Long Island Edition, Orange is The New Black (custom wall finish) Picked up paintbrush in 1998 at age 40. It’s Never Too Late. Quit 23-year NYC corporate job on 9/11/01 and became a tenacious entrepreneur who knew NOTHING about business but was passionate about my newfound hobby of art and decorative painting. Have since won “Best Artist of Long Island” seven times. Just as passionate 20 years later and hoping to crush it online to sell my art AND teach others how to paint and find comfort in art. Went live every night on FB @ArtbyDebbieViola to paint and chat for 6+ months during lockdown. Still getting thank you messages for reducing their stress and anxiety with my “calming voice”, and helping them through their grief, as well as put them to sleep. Makes me realize one person CAN have an impact. Have since cut back to 4 nights a week Writing a 📕for a New York publisher who followed me and wants my story to “inspire women all over the 🌎” ❤️ collaborations and can speak to following your passion, turning your hobby into thriving creative business, never giving up, the emotional and psychological benefits of creating art in these trying times, building a virtual biz while caring for our 95 and 97 year-old moms who live with us. Yikes!! Guest speaker on two podcasts and invited to two more. [email protected] .