Mixed Media, Painting

Deb is a beach loving artist who grew up and raised her own family in Hampton, Victoria, later migrating to Port Melbourne, and then Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, where she still loves and enjoys the beach lifestyle. While at school Deb’s creativity started with making jewellery and home furnishing items. In her 20’s she worked with clay making pottery and sculptures. In her late 30’s she painted in watercolors for several years. After a break of many years she started taking courses in mixed media and found her niche. Even in her work career creativity was mandatory and for many years she managed her successful events company ‘Events Edge’. Due to the popularity, over time she also specialised in corporate Christmas tree design and installation, developing a reputation for her vibrant and colourful large-scale tailored tree designs and decorations.


Deb currently has seven series of work each using different combinations of media:
Abstract – Acrylic and pouring medium on canvas
Ocean – Acrylic and moulding paste on canvas or art board with an overlay of epoxy resin
Beach – Acrylic on canvas, some with a textured moulding paste
Ink – Alcohol ink on Yupo paper
Foreshore – Acrylic, epoxy resin, alcohol ink, a touch of glitter on art board, some with textured moulding paste
Fluid – Fluid acrylic on canvas or art board, some with an overlay of epoxy resin
Geode – Crystals, glass, epoxy resin, alcohol ink and pen work on art board

Phone: +61418137769

More About Me

In Deb’s leisure time, and with a young family, holidays and weekends were always spent along the Victorian surf coast. The memories of bright blue skies, the sound of the surf crashing, beautiful crystal clear aqua blue waters, the smell of the sea, and the white sand oozing between the toes are what have always inspired her, and what she seeks to evoke in her artwork. Deb’s sons were enthusiastically involved in Torquay Nippers from a very young age which led to her also becoming entrenched in the Surf Lifesaving culture, which she was involved in at various levels for many years.

Deb’s affinity for the sea and desire to always live beside it, gives her a calm and inspiring creative environment in which to produce her art. These precious times and influences inform the work she creates which is also reflective of who she is as a person: Fun, personable, colourful, down to earth, and vibrant.

Deb uses gallery quality cotton or linen canvas, sometimes art boards depending on the scale and requirements of the artwork. She loves working with acrylic paints as they are gorgeous bright fast drying colours, allowing her to work quickly. She also delights in experimenting with different mediums and playing with the luxurious elements of iridescence, gold and a sprinkling of glitter! She loves the versatility of epoxy resin often using it as a medium on its own, to enhance the colours, or as a final coat on some of her other art to help create the glossy shiny water look. Fluid acrylic creates the most amazing cells and the combination of colours within these cells is spectacular. Alcohol inks are a pure delight to work with because of the fabulous colour explosions she can manipulate.