Debbie lives with her family in picturesque rural Nova Scotia, Canada. She is mostly self-taught and dedicated to working from life. Her love of nature is evident in her landscape work. Debbie frequently works on location capturing nature's beauty in small studies and paintings. Her studies along with color notes are later used as reference for larger studio work.
Since her early childhood years still life painting has been an intense interest. Debbie orchestrates the stage for her props in her studio and paints them from life. Selected lighting on her props adds drama and mystic.
Being a life long student, Debbie's love for literature and human emotion is evident in her lyrical written reflections that accompany her work. They personalize each piece of work, giving insight to a captured moment in time.
Debbie's work is in collections throughout North America and Europe. She is a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia and Canadian Artists' Representation. Debbie recently founded a plein air group for artists of all levels in her area called "Nova Scotia Plein Air Painters".