Deborah is a horsewoman, raised on a cattle ranch in northern Idaho and brought up in a competitive family of rodeo champions. She holds a BA degree with a fine arts major following study in Italy. In the post-Vietnam era, Deborah gained recognition creating veterans’ memorials across the country. Corporate commissions have included Boy Scouts of America, Coors, Kaiser Corporation, and the University of Texas.
In 2008, the National Sculpture Society elected Deborah Fellows as a “Life-time Member,” and in 2009 she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2011, Deborah was chosen to create a statue of Barry M. Goldwater for the National Statuary Hall in Washington, DC. In 2017, she sculpted James Bowie for the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
For the last 20 years, Deborah and her husband, Fred Fellows, have lived on their horse ranch in Sonoita, Arizona where she depicts the Western heritage from which she came. Through her subtle, realistic depictions, she documents the Western world that she knows and loves.