Deborah trained as a commercial artist after graduating in 1972 from the School of Art in George Street, Brisbane. Since the early 80s she has worked as a decorative artist on many major projects Australia wide as well as producing her unique “found objects” style landscape paintings.
Deborah has conducted numerous solo and collaborative exhibitions in Galleries such as Graydon Gallery New Farm, Robyn Bauer Gallery Paddington and the Redcliffe Cultural Centre. She has also been a finalist in art competitions such as the Moreton Regional Art Awards, Norville Art Prize Murrurundi NSW and Moore and District Art Awards where she achieved runner up – best abstract work in 2012.
In 2016, Deborah was accepted as a finalist in the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize with her magnificent abstract landscape entitled “Serpent and the Blue Sky” which hung in the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales, for 6 weeks.
Deborah’s decorative art career has taken her in many different directions from feature walls and murals in pubs to a special hand painted ceiling in the Cairns Casino. Restoration of religious icons and statues has also been an area of special interest for her.
The opening of the Old Church Gallery Moore has been the fulfilment of a long held dream of hers to share her art and art space with others.