Deborah studied at Chelsea School of Art from 1974 -78 leaving with a BA Fine Art Hons followed by a three year post graduate course at the National Film School. After leaving college she worked for 15 or so years as a designer in the British film and television industry. Wanting to be more home-based to spend time with her daughter, she transferred her design skills to gardens, working as a garden designer until moving to Hay 5 years ago. Now with more free time she has been able to return to her first love - painting!
The Lockdown of 2020 brought new challenges of longing for family contact and holidays in the sun.