Deborah’s training in Fine Art, painting and printmaking was at Bath Academy of Art, where her print tutors were Jack Shirreff, etching, and Stephen Russ, screenprinting. Following her graduation she taught Art and Design in Bromley, and then printmaking for 18 years in the School of Art and Design at South Devon College. She printed at the Dartington print-workshop for six years from 1996, and became a Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in 1998. Exhibiting her work in Japan & her visit to that country had a profound influence on her subsequent work, resulting in exhibitions across Devon during 2001.
Setting up her own print workshop in 2006 to concentrate on her own work has resulted in exciting developments in Deborah’s artistic career. Experimenting with materials and processes is at the heart of her studio practice, and she uses print processes innovatively. Deborah has used a wide range of printmaking techniques: screenprinting, relief printing and intaglio, frequently many processes within one piece of work. Most recently she is known for her vibrant collagraph and carborundum prints. The rich texturing of her plates results in a tactile quality to her prints, which are frequently embellished with hand-colouring. Her passion for colour is evident in her New Horizons portfolios which are only available through The Brook Gallery.