About Debbie Camberg

Debbie Camberg was born in 1957, in St. Helens, Oregon, where she still resides. Debbie remarried in 1992 to Adam Camberg.  She enjoys painting, sketching, pottery, ceramics, photography, music, nature, web design, writing, genealogy, online games, Facebook and trying new things. She has a step daughter Michelle, and 2 grown children, Nick & Nissa, and 2 grandchildren, Ashton & Jade, and a step grandson Christian. 

After graduating high school in 1976, Debbie moved to Southern California and was about to be registered in college to take art classes, but ended up getting a job working graveyard instead. In the early 80's, she discovered that she was able to sketch detailed portraits from photographs and completed several commissions a month, while holding down a job in a local Hospital. Debbie often sketched from photos on her lunch break while people peeked over her shoulder. Debbie (is left handed) and had to stop sketching portraits in 1989 after injuring her left wrist in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver. The "blessing in disguise" was getting a settlement and buying a new 35mm camera and her first video camera...

In 1990, she began a video/photography business called Video Memories.  She videotaped and photographed weddings and events, transferred old 8mm & 16mm home movies to VHS, and transferred photographs and slides to VHS as well.

Debbie has taken 3 semesters of watercolor from 2000-2003. She first taught watercolor painting to beginners in the Fall of 2000 at Columbia village to the Fall of 2001. She then taught at Michaels Arts & Crafts from the Fall of 2001 to December 2003. In 2004, she changed her Business name from Video Memories to Camberg Studio to fit her career change. Debbie now teaches watercolor from home by appointment, however she still does photography a few days a week, and on weekends by appointment. 

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