Debra Ruddeforth’s formal art education began in 1965 at Vesper George School of Art in Boston, where she studied under a talented faculty that included some of New England’s foremost artists. After art school she continued to study privately with many acclaimed watercolorists and oil painters.

Since 1970 Debra has exhibited her work at juried art shows and in galleries throughout New England. In 1986 she moved to Cape Cod, and in 1987 she founded the Ruddeforth Gallery at 3753 Main  St., Brewster. A signature member of Boston’s Copley Society of Art, she has served as a judge for exhibits at the Creative Arts Center at Chatham and the Cape Cod Art Association and she has taught watercolor classes at the Creative Arts Center.

Debra has donated her time and works to many charitable causes, including Lower Cape Outreach, Hospice of Cape Cod, Wild Care, the American Cancer Society and the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, where one of her donated paintings decorates the Eileen M. Ward Rehabilitation Center for Children.

Debra’s paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. A partial list of corporate collectors includes Ford Motor Co., McCormick Spice Co., Bay State Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Cape Cod Hospital, the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands and Oasis Systems.