Coming from a family of Artisans with varying passions from artists to carpenters, master bakers and stained glass craftsmen, Debra's love and appreciation of image, pattern and form manifested from a young age. She was originally born in England and spent her childhood and early married life in North Wales, she later moved with her family to Australia and again to Canada taking opportunities to expand her creative palette and subjects through cultural influences, teachings, traditions and landscapes from around the world.
Working as an Artist and Instructor for over 25 years with a B.A. (Hons) Illustration, Debra enjoys applying her traditional style to build new and creative techniques. Through this free spirited approach to her strict and traditional training, Debra creates a space for her students to find their true style whilst observing formal teaching techniques.