Scenic Art Studios VP Debra Forbes Honored by Hudson Valley Magazine's 2018 Women In Business


"Debra Forbes prefers not to be seen or heard, and just lets the work happen. In her case, the work is applying paint and texture to create magnificent 200’ x 80’ hand-painted backdrops for Broadway show. Her childhood artistic instincts were honed by decorating cakes at her father’s bakery in Philadelphia. A love for theater then developed in high school. While at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Forbes attended a workshop run by scenic artist Joseph Forbes. She was hooked — and not just on the art: Joe later became her husband.

After graduating from college with a degree in scenic design, Debra Forbes worked at Studio and Forum of Stage Design in New York City — run by notable designer Lester Polakov — in exchange for classes that were taught by Broadway designers." - Hudson Valley Magazine

By Jane Anderson, Mike Diago, Joan Vos Macdonald, Dale McKnight, Melissa F. Pheterson, and Sabrina Sucato. Photography by Toshi Tasaki. Photo shoot creative direction by Halina Sabath. Hair by Salon POSH. Makeup by De Cara Makeup. Location: The Culinary Institute of America.

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