Deby's Story

Deby was born into a military family and easily stepped into the role of “army brat.”  As a little country girl from Texas, Deby explored th

e world and spent more time on foreign soil than in the U.S. Her playground was the famous Piazza Bra, in Verona, Italy. Her favorite spot was the balcony of Romeo and Juliet. Stirred by the richness of her surroundings, this budding artist developed a love for all things beautiful.

The Love of Her Life  With not one shy bone in her body, Deby talked her way into many hearts. It was a natural for her to major in speech and drama in college and to perform in plays, sing in choirs, and dance her way to the stage, where she met the love of her life, Kirk Dearman. On their first date, he performed the entire “Wizard of Oz” - every character!  They both decided to go “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”... and they’ve been making beautiful music ever since! And this is where Deby decided to try her hand at writing lyrics. Kirk & Deby quickly became a songwriting duo and have penned numerous songs for various publishing companies.
Europe Once Again 
Deby was invited to model for the prestigious Kim Dawson Modeling Agency in Dallas, TX, where she appeared in major retail catalogs, advertisements and fashion shows and comercials. But she left that career to live in Europe once again, this time with her hubby and two daughters. Together with their best friends, Jim & Anne Mills, the Dearmans co-founded a performing arts company that flourishes today as Creative Arts Europe, and is based in Brussels, Belgium. For seven years, the Dearmans sang and danced their way through Europe with a troupe of artists fulfilling their desire to 'make His praise glorious.
As their girls entered high school, Kirk & Deby returned to the States and settled in Music City where they pursued their songwriting career by signiing a deal with Star Song Records.
Discovered A Gift 
While touring Europe with their performing arts company, Deby picked up a camera and discovered a talent for capturing just the right moment of magic. Her photographs quickly moved to the forefront, as there was an immediate demand for her photography. She began photographing children, artists for CD covers, publicity, and sacred spaces across Europe. Her images have now been published in books, magazines, on magazine covers.
Always Becoming 
In recent years, Deby found herself struggling with vocal problems. Diagnosed with a vocal tremor, she realized that her main gifts of singing and speaking would be on hold for awhile. She quickly found a new voice when she picked up paints and a palette knife. After one year of art classes, she had a successful art show, selling 30 of her paintings and getting commissions. This new door of opportunity has been a door of hope for Deby and reflects her life motto of  "always becoming!" You can view her art by clicking Deby's Art Gallery in our menu.