Deborah Ramos I have been painting my entire life except for the years starting with 2015 when I became paralyzed. After a lot of battles, I finally am back to painting. I only use oils on wood panels now, and my subjects range from everything in nature. I am very fond of cattle because I grew up on a farm, and landscapes because I would love to be in the ones I paint. I chose to paint in a realistic style because I strive to feel like my subjects are alive and breathing.