Self taught, Deborah is relatively new to exhibiting her work. After becoming interested in Zentangle patterning, a drawn technique that has become popular in America, she set about adapting this method to represent texture and tone in her sketches. She works in pen and alcohol based ink, adding high quality glass rhinestones to give her trademark sparkle.
Beginning with pet portraits, she now focusses mainly on animals, birds and plant life, and relishes the challenge of putting her spin onto any subject. A client who commissioned a boned corset picture for the bedroom sparked inspiration for her Boudoir Collection. Describing her style, another client remarked that Deborah's artwork is "the only piece in her home that refuses to be ignored". She went on to explain that other pictures tend to fade into the general décor after a while but Deborah's work winks at you from any angle in the room, drawing the eye to the intricate pattern work.
Photography does not serve her work well as the vibrancy of the rhinestones is lost; this is why she posts video footage of each completed piece on Facebook and Instagram showing the sparkle.
Deborah derives great satisfaction from creating something with no other purpose than to give pleasure to the viewer.
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