Debra was born in Sheffield in 1971 and grew up in a mining village near Doncaster. She began painting trees while at primary school as she could see the trees of Shaw Wood through the classroom window.
She studied graphics and illustration at Lincoln College of Art, graduating in 1992, and worked in the art department of Sheffield Newspapers until she started a family, which was when her painting career first began.
Debra has always enjoyed painting in oils. She moved to Whitby in 2007 and has since explored the North Yorkshire coast and moorland gaining inspiration for her work. She has developed her unique style to create images inspired by trees that celebrate beauty in the natural world all around us.
Her original tree paintings are now available exclusively at Whitby Galleries