A Little Bit About Me...

The first 35 years of my life were spent exercising the right hemisphere of my brain – a hardworking academic, who excelled at mathematics, science and accountancy.  Monty Python knew the truth though – I secretly wanted to be a lion tamer!  Or an artist... less chance of being eaten.

In 2005 I was lucky enough to have a holiday in the Scottish Highlands.  I was bowled over by the sheer beauty and majesty of the place.  On the trip home, I couldn’t stop thinking about how I wanted to capture its beauty, it was an insistent siren song I could not ignore. Once home, I invested in a huge canvas, some acrylic paints, and let loose.  The feeling was magical.  I was transported into my own world.  Maybe the painting wasn’t going to give Monet a run for his money, just yet, but I loved it. I felt a freedom I had never known before.  I was 35, and the creative genie was out of the bottle, and she was never going back!

Today I spend my days painting in watercolour, interpreting the world around me, producing original works.  The wonder of painting has never left me.  The last fifteen years I have spent refining my art, which I continue to do every day.

Right and left brains play nicely together these days, combining the artistic and the practical.  I make gifts from my paintings to produce beautiful and original pieces such as keepsake boxes, clocks and stationery.  You can see my process videos here.


I am a very happy lion tamer.

Debs, South Devon 2020