Debra Teare resided in Providence, Utah where she shared a studio with her husband Brad Teare, a painter and woodcut artist. She studied art at Utah State University and was represented by Winstanley-Roark Fine Art in Dennis, Massachusetts, The Atlanta Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Principle Gallery in Alexandria,Virginia. She showed in many regional exhibits and received a merit award from the Springville Museum of Art, in Springville Utah. Her work has been exhibited in over 26 museum shows across America. She was a member of the Allied Artists of America and was a founding member of the International Guild of Realism.