Debbie Reed


Debbie Reed was born in Lubbock, Texas, but has made Joplin, Missouri her home for the last 30 years. 

After receiving her R.N., B.S.N. from the University of Nebraska, she obtained a second degree in studio art from Missouri Southern State University.  With 20 years of painting experience under her belt, Debbie opened Mosaics Art Gallery, at 20th and Indiana, Joplin. 


“I feel so blessed to be able to spend this portion of my life dedicated to creating art”. 

A love of painting has always dominated her life, and in her work Debbie strives to incorporate environmental concerns with a sense of spirituality.  Watercolors and oils are favorite mediums, but Debbie also enjoys mixed media projects.   

Numerous awards and several Best of Show presentations have been conferred upon her work in the mid-west area and nationally. Debbie has shown nationally, including juried competitives like Watercolor USA, MissouriInternational Watercolor Society and  National Watercolor Society.  Debbie is a signature member of the Missouri Watercolor Society; is active at Spiva Art Center, Joplin, Mo., in Springfield and Kansas City Artists Coalitions, and artCentral, Carthage, Mo.   Debbie’s work can also be seen at the Missouri Watercolor Gallery, St. Louis, Mo., Morning Glory Gallery, Ware Neck, Va., Cherry’s Fine Art Gallery in Carthage, Mo., and Mosaics Art Gallery and Rose Art Gallery, Joplin, Mo.