Unlike some artists, I only discovered art when I was 30 years old. I went to adult classes and discovered art and that I could draw. I went onto Uni to graduate as a graphic designer.
After working for 15 years in various graphic design companies, I actually worked as a Horticulturist (Tafe Trained). It is amazing how being an artist helps in horticulture. The colours, the shapes and styles.
After 11 years I then went back to art and started Art Classes Brisbane here in The Gap. That was 11 years ago. I just love teaching art to my students!! It is so rewarding and I have also made so many friends and met so many lovely people.
I have drawn & painted for 30 years, entering local and interstate art competitions. I have sold quite a few paintings over the years and hopefully improved my style and technique.
We asked Debra:
"What role does the artist have in society?"
Informing, educating, providing a fun, relaxed form of entertainment.