About Debbie & Blue Sky Style

Debbie Dion HayesBelieve it or not, I earned a BA in Fine Arts, concentrating on painting (really) and I have spent 95% of my entire career as a full-time artist – though my focus changed over time. I am a book illustrator, graphic artist, art director, photographer, writer, faux finisher for 15 years, and DIY blogger. And my Momma said I could never make a living as an artist!


Many folks know me from events like the annual ArtFusion Event, where I am an instructor, teaching various techniques using the products and stencils I love most. I am also pleased to be a Modern Masters Mastermind, participating in week-long creative project-creating endeavors with other talented artists. Our work is then featured throughout the year on the ModernMastersCafe.com blog, and on social media.

I also write and photograph creative blog posts for paint and product brands like Royal Design Studio’s Paint+Pattern, Artisan Enhancements, Wood Icing™, Modern Masters, Fusion Mineral Paint and more. During 2016 I added an advanced painting DIY video series for merchants of Fusion Mineral Paint, as a private subscription series.

Behind the scenes, I work on social media, websites and email blasts for clients who are primarily independent shop owners. At times I travel to their amazing locations to design a new shop or revitalize an existing one. Floor plans, merchandising and vignettes, wall finishes and photography. Whatever it takes to make it magical!

I am honored to have been featured recently in Fifi O’Neill’s BOHO Style magazine, Matthew Mead’s Upstyle Home and Wagner’s FINISH magazine, not to mention Where Women Create.

Photo of Color Inspiration NotebookIn 2014 I self-published the Color Inspiration Notebook for Creating Gorgeous Painted Furniture, available now for individuals to purchase on the website, and wholesale for shop owners.

So happy that spend your valuable time with me. Your insight and input is always welcomed.

– Debbie Dion Hayes



9 thoughts on “About Debbie & Blue Sky Style

    • Thanks so much Wendy! Fun stuff on the way. I will be in touch! Hoping all is well with you! Debbie

    • Hi Sylvia, thanks a million. I am in the process of getting it all together and would love for you to follow along. Would to see what you are doing too!

    • Hi Claudia, thanks for reading. Assuming we have similar styles! What are you creating these days?

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