About the artist
Debra Balchen is a Chicago area artist who specializes in painting, drawing, sculpture and glasswork. Raised in Chicago, she has also lived in Italy, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt. She has studied at the Art Students League of New York, the Kitengela Glass Studios in Kenya, the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, as well as the Palette and Chisel and Vitruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago. You can see the windows she designed for the largest church in Israel, The Church of the Sermon on the Mount, in the Spring 2010 issue of The Stained Glass Quarterly.