My name is Deborah Muller and I am a dreamer, designer and gypsy at heart. Welcome to my world of mermaids, fairies and magic. I believe dreams do come true! I believe life is messy but good! I believe gratitude works miracles. I believe art heals the soul. I believe love always wins and I love creating art that will make you smile!
I was born in Newport Beach California and come from a family of artists. From an early age my grandmother said I was an artist and I believed her! I never had to guess what I wanted to be when I grew up I always knew I would be an artist. My gypsy spirit has lead me to visit almost every state in the USA. I love to travel and have lived abroad. I believe that life is an adventure and it is important to enjoy the journey.
My style is unique , after traveling to India I became a Henna artist for fourteen years this led me to self-publish the largest henna design book on the internet. My love for detailed henna patterns evolved into creative drawings I call henna-doodles. This style of doodles I developed has influenced my art and coloring books. Everything I own is covered in Doodles, squiggles, dots and flowers! Even my dog is a doodle, a labradoodle named Marley, my assistant.
Part of being an artist for over 30 years means I have enjoyed creating in so many unique ways. I have been featured in magazines, taught classes, won fine art competitions, featured in traveling quilt shows, I owned a henna tattoo business in Las Vegas, I was blessed to paint a prayer temple in India, I have painted murals everywhere but my fav is in the Florida Keys at a school, I owned an art gallery/shop outside Seattle, I have been published, I have done art shows and gallery work. My work has been licensed to outside companies which includes a line of temporary tattoos, wine labels, logos, t shirts and fabrics. My favorite medium is pen and ink so I love creating coloring books all day. I have over 100 titles on the market! Wow! I have worked with 4 publishers over the years and continue to work with St. Martin's Press.
My greatest joy in life comes for creating daily, as an artist I have that driving need to create beauty and magic. I create fun, I create art that will make you smile and giggle and brighten up your day. My hope is that through my art you will feel the magic and that it will be an inspiration to you. Thank you for being a believer and a lover of all things happy and magical! Secrets about this Chubby Mermaid:
I love the beach! (No big secret!) I am a mermaid after all.
I collect shells, Marley my doodle helps dig them up for me. I then make crafts out of them.
I lived on a boat in the Florida Keys for years.
I love colored walls! I once painted my whole kitchen in red and white polka dots. Yes, it was over the top and crazy!
My dog is named after Bob Marley. I usually listen to Bob Marley while I draw and paint.
I was a Pastors wife for 30 years and have a degree in Theology and another degree in Design.
I painted a huge mural in a prayer temple at an orphanage in India for 3 weeks, night and day. With a little help of course.
My favorite big cities I have lived in are Key West, Seattle and Las Vegas!
I love to watch western movies and lived in Tombstone AZ for a while.
I can not carry a tune but sing and listen to music all day while I create. Classic rock mostly but on occasion Adele.
I'm a designer and illustrator and I'd love to offer my design experience to anyone who needs a custom piece of art. My Artwork is available both on demand and for licensing. You can contact me at 605 877-6067 or Chubbymermaid@hotmail.com.