Deborah Koff-Chapin

The Art of Deborah Koff-Chapin ~
Originator of Touch Drawing,  Artist, Vocalist, Author and Facilitator 

I discovered Touch Drawing in a moment of creative exploration. On the last day at Cooper Union in 1974, I was in the print shop. Instead of wiping an inked plate with a paper towel, I moved my fingertips upon it. Lifting the paper, I saw marks on the underside created by the pressure of my touch. In a joyous opening, my hands danced upon one paper towel after another. I had a profound sense that this process had much greater potential than my own personal use. It felt like a gift to be shared with the world.

From that time on, I poured my soul into Touch Drawing. Over the years my work developed from simple primal marks to evocative transpersonal images. In 1995 and 2000, I published a selection of drawings as SoulCards 1&2. They continue to be used worldwide by a broad range of people including therapists, workshop leaders and creative writers. Portals of Presence: Faces Drawn from the Subtle Realms was released in 2021. In private sessions, I create Inner Portraits that bring into form many dimensions of an individual’s soul. I have also developed the art of Interpretive Touch Drawing at numerous events including the Parliament of the World’s Religions. See my curriculum vitae.In recent years my music has come to the fore with a weekly livestream Song Bath SanctuarySee my curriculum vitae.

Deborah’s Art Galleries

Selected Drawings
Interpretive Touch Drawing
Interpretive Touch Drawing
Healing and Soul Support
Healing and Soul Support
Women of Wisdom
Women of Wisdom
Conferences Retrospective
SoulCards 1
SoulCards 1
SoulCards 2
SoulCards 2
Portals of Presence
Portals of Presence
Inner Portraits
Emergence of the Soul
Emergence of the Soul
Images on Ancient Wood
Images on Ancient Wood
Touch Drawing in Nature
Touch Drawing in Nature
"To You" Poetic Chapbook Gallery
"To You" Poetic Chapbook Gallery
Large Paintings
Large Paintings

Contact The Center for Touch Drawing about originals, including the possibility of arranging an Inner Portrait. If you are interested in ordering a print, write down the code number and click below.

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Interpretive Touch Drawing

Through the immediacy of Touch Drawing, I am able to visually portray the content and feeling-tone of a lecture, poetry reading, musical performance or sacred event. I love the collaborative nature of the experience. I have done this for over 800 different presenters at events such as the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Findhorn’s New Story Summit and much more.  
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Inner Portraits

An Inner Portrait is a series of Touch Drawings that bring into form subtle dimensions of your soul. I create 10-15 Touch Drawings during an intensive 3-hour one-on-one session, in person or online. This is some of the deepest work I do. The images below are selected from Inner Portraits that have the optional addition of color enhancement. Find out more

 

The Gaian Congress

There are many worldwide efforts to promote peace between peoples, races, and religions; and for the protection and preservation of animal and plant species. The Gaian Congress affects the planet by

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Endorsements of Deborah Koff-Chapin’s Artwork