Deborah is especially known for her distinctive semi-abstract monotypes. She is inspired by the Rother Valley, South Downs and Solent coastal area and lives on the West Sussex/Hampshire border. She grew up near Midhurst and attended art schools in Surrey and Yorkshire; she enjoyed a 30 year highly creative career as a 2D and 3D designer and exhibition organiser in museums. After rediscovering printmaking in 2010 she has won prizes and recognition in open art competitions including the IOW Open, Strides Open and the Sussex Open at Pallant House. Works are held in private collections at home and abroad. In 2012 she was awarded her first solo exhibition, ‘Chasing Light’ at the Quay Arts Centre in the Isle of Wight and this kick-started her second career as a full-time artist.
Exploring that creative space between abstraction and representation allows Deborah the freedom to manipulate her surroundings taken from memory and direct experience. She is drawn to the drama of changing light as seen in many of her works. Continuing themes include distant views of the enigmatic Isle of Wight across land and sea, harbours, sequences of shipping movements, changing light and weather in the Solent; moving trains within local downland valleys, rivers, estuaries and inland waters.. Drawings made in-situ are translated into unique silk-screen monoprints and oil on paper monotypes, achieving a semi-abstract painterly style and a distinctive visual language. She is a member of the well-repected Chichester Artel artists and Omega printmakers.