Deborah attended art schools in Surrey and Yorkshire, before going on to have a career as a 2D and 3D designer and exhibition organiser in museums. She re-discovered printmaking in 2010 and had her first solo exhibition in 2012, which kick-started her second career as a full time artist. Her work is held in private collections at home and abroad, and she has won various prizes and accolades in open art competitions.
She is drawn to the drama of changing light and her themes include distant views of the enigmatic Isle of Wight across land and sea, harbours, sequences of shipping movements, moving trains within local downland valleys, estuaries and inland waters. Drawings made in situ, memories and experience are translated into unique silk-screen monoprints and oil on paper monotypes, achieving a semi-abstract painterly style and a distinctive visual language.