I earned a BA with Honors in Fine Arts from Brandeis University, receiving a special departmental first prize award in painting, and an MA in Art Education from New York University. An inveterate world traveler, I have been inspired by numerous global voyages, as well as my love of nature. These give me constant renewal, taking my art to new heights. I maintain memberships at such prestigious art organizations as the National Association of Women Artists, Katonah Museum Artists' Association, Women in the Arts Foundation and New York Artists Equity Association.
I exhibit extensively in both solo and group shows in museums and galleries in the United States, most recently participating in "Paintings in Oil, Watercolor & Gouache", Hendrick Hudson Library, Montrose, N.Y. (solo show), 2014 and "Celebrating Nature: Paintings by Deborah Beck & Joy Tobin", (2 person show), BRC Gallery at the Bean Runner Cafe, Peekskill, NY, 2012.
I’ve taught painting, drawing, and collage to adults including places such as the Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, NY; Phelps Continuing Day Treatment Program to participants with mental disabilities in Briarcliff Manor, NY; SUNY Cobbleskill in Cobbleskill, NY; and the Creative Center for Women with Cancer in NYC.