The story beings in the Bronx in 1952 when Debbie Lynn Zwiebach was born, having won her first art award at age nine with her work published in the New York Times; her gift was apparent to all. She attended the High School of Music and Art then received a BFA degree from MICA, graduating in 1973. She has been exhibiting in one woman and group shows since 1972.
Her work has been featured in major motion pictures and published in newspapers in New York and Baltimore. Her work has also been featured on WJZ TV 13 and in New York on PBS WNET13, in a documentary called "Artists Evolved". Most recently, her colorful aquatic images are on permanent display at the Johns Hopkins-Bayview campus for the Pediatric Emergency Department. She is an accomplished illustrator and has produced a series of work depicting local Baltimore landmarks. Her artistic style has evolved through a process of artistic improvisation.
Debbie Lynn describes her work as "doodles turned into art". In recent years she has worked predominately in pen and ink, utilizing acid free colored pens to create the illusion that the piece is actually a painting. As Debbie Lynn describes it, she is "painting with pens". No matter the subject or medium, the common denominator to all of Debbie Lynn's work is the attention to detail and the use of creative patterns.
The second part of the story occurred when fellow artist and MICA grad, Hillary Figinski introduced Debbie Lynn to interior designer, Felicia Zannino-Baker in 2008. From their collaboration, the Zwiebach Creations product line was developed. Since then the art of Debbie Lynn Zwiebach is now available in the form of coloring books, cardboard and wooden puzzles, textile printing, handbags, jewelry as well as prints on paper and canvas.
Coffee Talk with Vincent de Paul
WJZ Video; December 12, 2018
Three Galleries in One!
Baltimore Outloud; July 20, 2018
Zwiebach Creations and the Highlandtown Gallery are proud members of the Highlandtown Arts District (HA!)