Deborah Morriss grew up in eastern Canada and attended the Ontario College of Art & Design, graduating with honours from a five year design program. She went on to complete her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a full scholarship, then relocated to the west coast to paint scenery for the film industry.
Eventually returning to an earlier interest in book illustration, Deborah began to steer her personal studio time towards developing a portfolio of picture book images. She continues to pursue her goal to become professionally published.
Deborah lives with her partner and other creatures on a little acreage in the north Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.