Learn about the simple yet profound process of Touch Drawing. Read stories & watch videos. Buy educational media & art materials to start on your own. See my workshop schedule and become a facilitator. The Annual Touch Drawing Gathering is the deepest offering of the year. Find out more

Explore the Galleries, including drawings inspired by cultural thinkers and wisdom keepers. Images are available as fine art prints, Ecards, and original art. Consider having an Inner Portrait created in person or via Skype. Articles and videos offer context in which my work developed. Find out more

Celebrating 25 Years! Out of thousands of images, I chose 120 to create SoulCards 1&2. Simple to use in a range of settings. Also available as fine art prints & Ecards. Read stories of  how people use SoulCards, and buy your own decks. Do an online reading right now! Find out more

Other treasures on this site  An Inner Portrait is a private online  session with Deborah. She creates a series of drawings that bring into form subtle dimensions of your soul. Deborah offers Sacred Song Baths with her crystal bowls & resonant vocals. Through the immediacy of Touch Drawing Deborah portrays the content & feeling of cultural creative events.

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Portals of Presence – Faces drawn from the Subtle Realms

72 cards, 4.5” x 6” with guidebook & audio download

Enter a deeper relationship with yourself and the world through the universal language of the human face. The images in this deck were selected from 20 years of work created in the presence of ancient trees, mountains, standing stones, temples, cathedrals, and human wisdom carriers from many lineages. Each face radiates a unique presence. Think of them as allies, nature spirits, beloveds, or visitors from subtle realms. Gaze deeply and explore your relationship with these beings. 

Rather than offer written meanings, the guidebook supports you to cultivate your own experience of the cards. It offers ways to select them, lay them out, and enliven them through creative processes. It also includes an audio download of a guided meditation with original music. Use it to hold sacred space while you work with the cards. Portals of Presence can be combined with SoulCards 1&2, each deck bringing a new dimension to the other.

Looking for an accessible, soulful creative process for yourself or loved ones during this time of physical distancing?
 FREE set of
5 SoulTouch Coloring Journals
ust cover S&H 
Larger quantities available to community and non-profit groups 

On my last day in art school in 1974, I had a creative awakening. In a moment of playful exploration, I moved my fingertips on a paper towel instead of wiping the inked plate. Lifting the towel, I saw childlike scrawls on the underside, created by the pressure of my touch. I laughed ecstatically with this discovery! This was a precious gift; a direct mode of expression that fulfilled my longing for a more natural way to draw. I sensed it was emerging for more than my own personal use. With this realization came responsibility. Somehow, I would share this process with the world.

This site provides a rich array of resources growing out of the core experience of Touch Drawing. Check What’s New to see current activities. Sign the Mailing List to receive inspirational images, stories of how Touch Drawing and SoulCards are being used, and know if I a hold a workshop in your region. I welcome the gifts you bring to this creative process. Feel free to contact me.

With Blessings, 
Deborah Koff-Chapin


Artist and Founding director,
The Center for Touch Drawing



  • Touch Drawing Gathering Photos 2019 - Journey through the 2019 Touch Drawing Gathering through the photos below. Click on the images to enlarge and see in correct proportion. OPENING SESSION: After a relaxed afternoon of arrivals and settling in, we do a silent land walk and… read more...
  • SoulCards Inspire a New Generation - Deborah Koff-Chapin “I was shocked to find SoulCards were created in the 90's! The art is timeless, seeming to spring forth from the void of eternal knowing, truth, and love. I'm completely smitten.“ In reaching out to SoulCards users online… read more...
  • Prayers Among Clouds - An offering to ring in the new year Earlier this past summer I carried my new crystal bowl up to a peak in the North Cascades Mountains to open the field of connection with and through it. I offer Song… read more...
  • Rosslyn Song - My friend Kris Kinosis who leads sacred tours of Scotland has a strong connection with the tour guides who work in the chapel. He got permission for me to have a few minutes to set up my bowls and sing.… read more...