Chelsea Manning's court martial provided a grand opportunity for the world to understand more about the policies of the US military. But cameras were not allowed in the courtroom of the historic trial and the proceedings, which began on June 3 and ended on August 21, 2013, were mostly ignored by world's mainstream media. Van Poolen contributed to the citizen-initiated efforts to get the truth out to the publc.  Deb attended each day of the trial and produced drawings of Chelsea Manning, the defending attorneys, the witnesses for both sides, Judge Col. Denise Lind, and members of the attending publc. Deb's drawings and paintings were regularly featured on the Private Manning Support Network website as well as in other publications such as and

 Read more: Artwork from the Chelsea Manning Trial

Artists on the Front Lines


Giclee' Prints

balsalmrootGiclee' prints of Deb Van Poolen's artworks are available for order.

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Ladakh, India

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Ladakh is a beautiful, autonomous region in northern India in the Himalayan mountains. Deb traveled to various fascinating regions of Ladakh between 2004 and 2011. Enjoy viewing some of her writings and photographs of those journeys