About the Artist...


Jasper and Ruby is named after the artist's former goofy tricolor Shetland Sheepdog, Jasper, and her first-born daughter, Ruby, who were the very best of friends.

Debra St. Germain- Artist

Debra is a self-taught artist/ illustrator from Anchorage, Alaska.  A life-long sketcher and doodler, she started Jasper and Ruby in 2010, inspired by the birth of her first daughter and a desire to create sweet, watercolor nursery artwork featuring her favorite dog breeds for Ruby's nursery walls.   Debra loves shelties, chocolate peanut butter ice cream, photography, folk music, building things with power tools, and adventuring in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness with her four children. 




Minori St. Germain - Director of Creative Inspiration 

Minori the sheltie's hobbies include squirrels, long naps, belly rubs, and being a very good girl.  She can usually be found within tripping distance of the artist's feet.  Minori's show dog days are behind her, but she still enjoys modelling for paintings in her spare time.