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Meet Debbie Dannheisser

Today we’d like to introduce you to Debbie Dannheisser.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am an artist with a successful gallery. But in March 2018 Nicole our daughter died, and we were devastated. I wanted and needed to keep her beautiful and colorful spirit alive. Nicole loved mandalas, and I had painted a mandala for her which was hanging in her living room when she died. From that painting, I created a pair of leggings that I wore to remember her beauty and spirit while at the same time, carrying the pain and grief of her loss.

I had not planned to start a clothing line. I created the leggings for my daughter. When so many people loved her leggings, I had to create more. It became part of me so quickly. Debbie Dannheisser Threads took on a life of its own – a life Nicole would have loved.

We now have dozens of leggings, skirts, and capris and each unique design are created from my original paintings. All of us at Debbie Dannheisser Threads are passionately committed to women’s self-expression and growth and hope each of all designs supports our customer’s own personal self-expression as they wear them from the gym workout or out to dinner!

It has given me affirmation and encouragement to move forward, and I am compelled to grow this company not only for myself and in honor of my daughter’s memory but to also encourage others to pursue their dreams, follow their hearts and expression in their own unique way.

Please tell us about your art.
I paint acrylic paintings and acrylic pours. I love experimenting with color, texture and using chemicals to have the paint react in its own unique way that comes as a surprise. I set up my studio so I can freely express and make a big mess! I paint with the intention of expressing myself. I simply adore the creative process and find ways to create something every single day.

I love seeing how a color looks and feels when applied next to another color. I love blending colors and experience how it makes me feel. And, totally love seeing others react to my art. Usually, my art brings joy to others, and that makes me happy too! I hope people leave my gallery feeling inspired and happier when they leave. What you should know about my artwork is that I love bright colors, especially jewel tones. And, just love love love to see you enjoy coming into my world of color!

Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? 
The role of artists is always evolving. People seem to appreciate and respect Artists, even more, today as true leaders. Artists are brilliant teachers of expression that inspire and lead others in finding their own unique path that fulfills life.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can see my paintings online at, and my clothing line is or come to my gallery in Sarasota, Florida at Towles Court Artist Colony. It is an adorable old Florida area where many artists live and work. The studios are open during the season of October thru May. Every 3rd Friday there is an Artwalk where you can stroll thru the moonlit trees, have a glass of wine, view tremendous artwork, meet the artists with music playing in the courtyard. Very charming.

Debbie Dannheisser Threads aspires to support women’s expression throughout America from Hawaii to Maine. You can support us by participating in our events, sharing us with people you know, follow and share on Facebook and Instagram. And, send us emails and tell us what you want to see or what you like. Share your comments. While you are at it, BUY Debbie Dannheisser Threads for yourself, for presents to family and friends, for “mom and me” and even the grandkids!

Contact Info:

  • Address: Debbie Dannheisser Fine Art Gallery
    1938 Adams Lane
    Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Website:
  • Phone: 9413508839
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Debbie Dannheisser Threads
  • Facebook: Debbie Dannheisser Threads and Debbie Dannheisser Fine Art

Image Credit:
Original Paintings by Debbie Dannheisser
Hi Rez Images by Keith Baumbaugh

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