Debbie is a Scottish artist living in New York City. After studying at St Martin's School of Art in London and specializing in textiles at Liverpool School of Art, she became a freelance fashion textile designer, working with companies such as Marks & Spencer and French Connection. Eventually, Debbie took a job near Manchester, England as an umbrella and accessory designer. Shortly thereafter, she was approached by a New York City textile design studio. After she refused the offer, her art director at the time (to whom she is forever indebted) quickly reversed her decision.
Today, fourteen years later, Debbie is completely rooted here with New Yorker husband Elliott, and their two delightful sons, Eli and Jules. After designing textiles for three years at the studio that brought her here, Debbie was promoted to art director. This sparked an exciting new phase in her career that led her to become a freelance artist once again. "I am more fulfilled now than ever. I feel grateful to be doing exactly what I love doing and I'm excited each day to discover what I'll come up with next." Whether creating art for Christmas or Halloween or Everyday, Debbie is inspired by the subtle, small, sometimes comic, sometimes touching things that make up a day.
A key ingredient in Debbie's art is her versatility. "Ultimately, I hope that the people who buy my art, feel in it the spirit of joy and harmony in the small things in life that I draw upon when creating it."