Debi Balistrieri

My Story:

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and 2004, I feel very lucky to be here to participate in the Rare Chair Affair for the fifth time as a survivor artist. Every time I agree to paint a chair it humbles me because I am not a professional artist. But by the time I finish I realize how healing it felt while doing it. This year’s chair is the face of a girl I have been painting since I was about 8 years old. I don’t know where it comes from, but 43 years later, I’m still drawing her!