Meet the Artist

Debby Carman is an imagineer.  She is a Laguna Beach, California artist, author, cartoonist and fabulist who dreamily draws, paints, sculpts, whimsical cats, dogs and other creatures of the animal kingdom.  She chronicles random notions, furry motions and life’s nutty nuances depicting fun and farce, frolic and frivolity in her distinctively recognizable style and expressively vibrant color palette.  The broken line art style is an allegory of what is real and imagined; best described by Debby as allowing the possibilities to enter into every piece of art; “those broken lines are like cracks which  bring the light and color in”.

Debby LOVES dogs.  Mutts, scamps, strays and straggletons, breed dogs, trophy dogs, shows dogs, show off dogs and prize winners, Debby creates breed specific dog art with a distinctive flair of whimsy.  She is recognized by hundreds of elite breed dog clubs, breeders, trophy chairs, rescue organizations, and other animal protection and rights organizations as a wonderful source of creative dog art.

She is known in the dog world as the source for creating the most beautiful and memorable trophy pieces available for dog breed specialties.

Debby is noted for the MOST BEAUTIFUL hand crafted fine porcelain ceramic dog and cat bowls and treat jars, on the  planet as well as practical and useful ceramics for every day use.  Debby is one of the few people in the world creating custom and uniquely distinctive pet bowls and collectibles for her clients and memorializing their furry four-leggers.

Exquisite, one-of-a-kind vases, table top collections, home décor accessories both functional and completely impractical are individually created by Debby at her Faux Paw Productions™ studio in Laguna Beach and have been showcased in her
eclectic original art galleries in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach as well as throughout the United States in fine gift stores,
boutiques and distinctive “pet-iqueries” by her many retail clients.

Debby owns and operates Faux Paw Productions Studio located at 2179 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, California where all of her ceramics are hand made.  MADE ENTIRELY IN THE USA.

Debby creates and licenses original art designs, grand scale graphic cartoons, paintings, stationary, textile patterns, plush toys and gift accessories for Faux Paw Productions.  Debby also owns and operates a publishing business, Faux Paw Media Group which began with Debby’s first series of children’s books, Bowzers and Meowzers – 6 books:, I’m Gronk and I’m Green©, Purrlonia’s Lullaby©, Chewdalootie, Doing My Duty©, I’m Maximum Cat, That’s a Fact©, Cha Cha The Dancing Dog©, and Kittywimpuss, Got Game©.  Good books, value inspiring messages for kids, beautifully illustrated art; unique and new characters, and written in rhyme.  

Debby created the most squishable, cuddly plush on the planet for each book. Plush toys that are inspirational, interactive aids to learning. Debby’s philosophy about children’s books is vital:

“A children’s book is more than paper; it is an experience that should leave the child with a richer mind and an enhanced imagination”.  Memorable books with treasure able characters.

The Bowzers and Meowzers book series has been developed into a full bible under the working title of Furfield Friends and prospecting for a animated cartoon series co production for broadcast television, digital gaming and virtual worlds.

Furfield Friends encompasses the world of the Bowzers and Meowzers books with over 70 wonderful new and amusing characters, plus musical song tracks.

Debby’s created The Nutcracker Cats of the Kremlin children’s book which  has a new 3D animated trailer pitching the potential full length animated major motion picture. “ A twisted tale which humorously weaves hilarious new characters on a magical adventure of deception, power and greed”.  Debby has created more distinctive art, imaginative heroes and villains in this new and alluring, adventuresome story.  Debby’s art is available for license; special collection work and other projects.

Debby’s newest book series is called Li’l Soccers.   6 wonderful Simple readers for children featuring hilarious characters and personalities depicting the life challenges, lessons and experiences kids need for developing good values, fair play and building strong relationships.

Debby was married to Day Carman, lawyer, now deceased but who remains a great source of her motivation and forever inspiration.  Each book is dedicated “to the Light of Day"  Debby lives in a tiny house by the sparkling sea in Laguna Beach, California with her newest characters; a whackadoodle dog named Cozy Coquetti and a sillywillikins puppy named Teddy Confetti, two cats inherited from her late mother; 38 lb. Sunny CheesePuss and black beauty Big E. Smalls.

Debby’s life has been filled with love and real life animal characters and passion all of which have fueled her tireless imagination.  She creates “art from the heart because everyone smiles in the same language”
Debby invites you into her world:

“to dream, to dream, but not to sleep”

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