NYC Artist Deborah Ross has a mission - to alert the world to the diminishing wildlife and forests via art and publications. She started her career as a freelance artist for the New York Times and the New Yorker in the '80s. Now she is one of America's leading wildlife artists whose work has appeared in zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums across the United States. Ms. Ross has been published in newspapers, magazines, and books. She travels to Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to study and draw portraits of the people, animals and landscapes. Her art can currently be seen in a series of six children's books about Madagascar's endangered lemurs distributed In the USA, UK, Asia, and Africa.
Deborah Ross holds watercolor workshops at various schools across the USA, Africa, and at animation studios including Pixar, Walt Disney, and DreamWorks.
Deborah's sister, Dale Ross, has bankrolled the commercial line from her successful sales career. In the past she established and supervised staff in writing and animating cartoons for a Blue Mountain Arts Los Angeles satellite office. Dale has taught Flash Animation at numerous collecges. The community of Playa Vista, CA hired her to promote the community by teaching children Flash Animation and exporting them to video so they were seen on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network as local TV Spots. She received the WBENC certification for the company.