Deborah first exhibited work at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art at the age of 14.
She attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and graduated with BA (honours). Following graduation she took up the post of Merchandise Designer with the National Trust for Scotland and a similar post with Historic Scotland followed. Her design work has been featured in several leading women’s magazines and her paintings featured in International Artist, Artists and Illustrators, Picture Business and Art Business Today to name but a few.
Deborah paints full-time in acrylics in her Dundee and Pittenweem studios.
” I enjoy all aspects of creating a painting, from sketching in the stunning Scottish countryside, squeezing colourt from the tubes and watching it glisten on the palette, holding the well-used brushes, mixing the buttery paint and applying it in swathes, varnishing, framing then seeing the finished article on a gallery wall – every stage gives me a thrill.”
She exhibits extensively throughout Scotland, England and Ireland. In addition to being reproduced as limited edition hand-embellished giclee prints and fine art greetings cards, her work can be found in corporate and private collections worldwide