Debbie Tomassi is a painter, writer, illustrator, surface designer and gallery owner. She is an artist with a tireless imagination who creates in nearly every medium there is.
Her career began at American Greetings as a humorous writer and illustrator where she spent more than 25 years not only writing and illustrating thousands of greeting cards, but she also had the pleasure of designing many other products in the social expression and gift industry.
Debbie has established an enviable track record of sales, as well as a noteworthy clientele that includes DesignDesign, Inc., Smilebox, Ronnie Sellers Publishing, Leap Year Publishing, Little Brown Publishing, Madison Park Greetings, Microsoft, NobleWorks, and American Greetings/ Recycled Paper Greetings, Current, and Gina B.
In 2010, Debbie was awarded the highly prestigious Reuben Award in the Greeting Card Category by the National Cartoonists Society in New York City at their Annual Banquet.
She won the award again in 2016.
Her colorful and witty collections adapt well to all types of products, from stationery and greeting cards, to gifts and novelty items, as well as to home decor. Debbie creates art that will bring a touch of whimsy and style to the marketplace.
Her latest venture began in March of 2022 when she took over the Red Sky Gallery in Lake Forest Park. During the past few months she has transformed the gallery into a destination art venue for patrons and students both near and far. From fine art, to the perfect gift, to art classes for students of all ages, Debbie has something for everyone in her ever-evolving art business.
She lives in a beautifully forested area of Seattle with her husband, cat, and assorted woodland creatures. She is inspired by nature, her love of gardening and the colorful world around her.