Debra Roinestad earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and has designed covers and interior art for major book and magazine publishers, including Van Nostrand Reinhold, Penguin USA, Popular Photography and Consumer Reports. She has also studied psychology and gerontology and was awarded honors from the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society for her academic work. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Debra has numerous stage and television credits. She was an actress on Saturday Night Live for four years.
Debra spends time doing reiki healing sessions, sound healing, and teaches resilience building skills to the public.
After surviving a near-death experience, Debra followed her intuition and began creating photo collages based on the themes of healing and resiliency.
Since beginning this phase of her life, she has been interviewed in print and on the radio about her artwork, which has been featured in galleries and museums across the United States.