Debbie Hughes is a painter and illustrator whose work has been published worldwide. She is one of the few women illustrators who has successfully broken into the male dominated field of Science Fiction and Fantasy publishing. In addition her paintings have been sought after by collectors in the U.S. and abroad. Debbie is a graduate of Furman University. She is also the grand-daughter of Hildegarde Hamilton, a well-known impressionist painter. Debbie and her husband Dean live in rural north Georgia with two cats. There she spends most of her time working on paintings for herself and private commissions.