I have always loved Art. Art, animals and nature are my greatest inspirations in life and so it was a natural progression to merge them into something I love to do, paint.

I was born in Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, moving to Perth when I was quite young. As children we always had animals, mainly dogs but two cats and once a baby lamb that my sister bought home from somewhere. Even though we lived in the city we always spent our holidays in the country where I developed a passion for horses, cows and all the other animals we came across.

Dogs especially are a big part of my life and they are such amazing company. I have two adopted dogs, an 11 year old Chocolate Labrador Phoebe and a 12 year old Staffy mix Leffe.  Riley, my Pink and Grey Galah keeps them both in line.

Professionally, I have a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education. I have worked as an Art Teacher in Junior and Secondary schools and whilst I love teaching I now dedicate my time to painting, gardening and pottering around on my property in beautiful Yallingup.

I love painting animals and feel truly blessed that people entrust to me the painting of their beloved animal friends.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.

Deborah meets Heidi, a Mini Schnauzer Cavalier
Mini Schnauzer X Cavalier pet painting
Heidi, acrylic on canvas 40.6cm x 40.64cm ( 16″ x 16″)