Debbie BoylesI’m a Minnesota artist living in the Twin Cities area and I’ve been making textile art for about 20 years. Creating with fabric, paper, dye and paint is a way I express what’s important and interesting to me. I love the process of making art into pieces that communicate my view of the world.

Inspiration comes from many sources: current events, travel, architecture, people — as well as other abstract and contemporary artists. I often use my camera to capture places, objects and details that intrigue me — and I use writing and sketching to develop my ideas.

I’m drawn to themes that allow me to express an idea or emotion — or tell a bit of a story — or capture the feel of a place in an abstract way.


  • Minnesota Contemporary Quilters
  • Textile Center of Minnesota
  • White Bear Center for the Arts