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artist

Debra L. Reid Jenkins, American artist. Recipient Emerging Artist award American Artist Magazine, 1995. Member Pastel Society of America (signature member), Society Gilders, American Society Portrait Artists, American Society Marine Artists (signature member), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Background

Jenkins, Debra L. Reid was born on March 24, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Russell Eugene and Peggy Ann Reid.

Education

Student, Kendall School Design, Grand Rapids, 1975. Student, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, 1990.

Career

Hand decorator Heckman Furniture, Grand Rapids, 1975-1980, Widdicomb Furniture, Grand Rapids, 1978-1979, LaBarge Mirrors, Holland, Michigan, 1980-1989. Fine artist, illustrator Debra Reid Jenkins Studio, Grand Rapids, 1989-1997, Lowell, Michigan, since 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: (books) I Wanted to Know All About God, 1993, I See the Moon, 1997, My Freedom Trip, 1998, Here is Christmas, 2000, Glory, 2001, (magazines) Babybug, 1998, Ladybug, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Membership

Member Pastel Society of America (signature member), Society Gilders, American Society Portrait Artists, American Society Marine Artists (signature member), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Feldenkrais tai chi, religious philosophy, dog training, kayaking, canoeing.

Connections

Married Garth Edmund Jenkins, October 14, 1978.

father:
Russell Eugene

mother:
Peggy Ann Reid

spouse:
Garth Edmund Jenkins