Deborah Copenhaver Fellows is a horsewoman, raised on a cattle ranch in northern Idaho. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after studying in Italy where her passion for sculpture came alive. In the post-Vietnam era, Fellows won competitions to create veterans’ memorials. She also created many monumental portrait sculptures, namely Bing Crosby, Adolf Coors, Henry Kaiser, James Irvine, and a corporate commission for Boy Scouts of America. She lives with her husband, artist Fred Fellows, on their ranch in Arizona. In 2008, she was inducted into the National Sculpture Society and in 2009, the Cowgirl Hall of Fame for her extensive and notable body of work. In 2015, the State of Arizona commissioned Fellows to sculpt Barry Goldwater for Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.