Deborah is a graduate of Queen’s University and a Banff Centre alumnus. She has been member of the Alberta Society of Artists since 1985 and Society of Canadian Artists since 2018. She has exhibited nationally and internationally for over forty years. Her paintings can be found in over fifty corporate and public collections internationally. Images of Deborah’s paintings can be found in several books and numerous art catalogues. She is currently represented by the Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
Deborah has moved and travelled from coast-to-coast across Canada and the United States. She is the descendant of many generations of Canadian pioneers and early Hudson Bay employees. Two family lines are part of the Southern Alberta Old Timers Association. The historic family cottage in Banff was a very important influence. It is there where she first learned to see the changing light and patterns on lakes and towering mountain peaks. The Canadian landscape is vital to her art, and her artistic home is the Canadian Rockies.
Her acrylic paintings are a collection of elements that endeavour to convey a fleeting and varied visual experience. She is interested in the more abstract qualities of light, cloud, and shadow juxtaposed against the permanence of the land. Subtle layers of colour play an important role. Her original digital art pieces reflect similar interests using a variety of digital techniques. The final images include photographs, layers, masks, painting, erasing, and blending to achieve the unique effects on archival paper and/or metal.
Currently living in Calgary.
Banff School of Fine Arts, (Arts Scholarship)1979
Queen’s University, Kingston, (BFA Honours) 1972-76
Exhibition of Sunshine Art – Special purchase award 1984
Andre Bieler Award, Queens University, 1979
"The Mountaineer and the Artist", the Alpine Club of Canada Centennial, The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, McAra Printing, 2006
"Alberta Society of Artists, The First Seventy Years" Kathy E. Zimon, University of Calgary Press,2000
"H.M. Queen Elizabeth II A Celebration of Forty Years", Atalink Ltd., London England 1992, p. 82
"Magazin'art", Editart International, Canada, 2000-2001, 2006-2007
More Faces, More Spaces: Artists in Canada by O. Dey Bergmoser, 1991
AMOCO Canada Petroleum Company Ltd.
Canadian Airlines International
Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary 1978,80,82,84,86,89,91,93,98,01,03,06
Roberts Gallery, Toronto, 1983,85,88,90,95,2000
TransCanada Pipeline Cross Canada Tour of Commissioned Work, 1993
Lily Gallery, Ottawa, 1981
Queen’s University, Kingston, 1976
Coast to Coast, Celebration of Canadian landscape painting, Roberts Gallery, 2008
Roberts Gallery, "Artist's Choice", Toronto, 1982-Present
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, "The Mountaineer and the Artist", 2006-2007
“Harvesting Hopes", High River, Alberta, 2006
Stone Fish Gallery, "Kaleidoscope", Calgary, Alberta, 2006
Roberts Gallery, "Sketches", Toronto, 1994,1996, 2000-2012
Roberts Gallery, "Realist Artists Show", Toronto, 2003
Kensington Fine Art Gallery, "Summer", Calgary 2003
Leighton Foundation, "Inspired by Landscape", 2003
70th Anniversary Millennium Show", Alberta Society of Artists, Leighton Foundation, 2001
Alberta Society of Artists Exhibitions, 1986 -2000
Red Deer and District Museum, "Bridging a New Century", 2000
CSPG Exploring the Earth Through Art, Gulf Gallery, 1986
CSPG Commission Proposals, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, 1985
Exhibition of Sunshine Art, Banff Centre, 1984
Muttart Gallery Calgary, “Calgary Corporations Collect Realism”, 1982
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Board of Education, City of London
Harvard Business School
I.M. McKinnon Memorial Library, Calgary
Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.
Amoco Canada Petroleum Company Ltd.
Bennett Jones Verchere
Calgary Golf and Country Club
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Dupont Canada Ltd.
Encor Energy Corporation
Esso Resources Canada Ltd.
Four Seasons Hotels
Gulf Canada Resources Ltd.
Hiram Walker Brands
Home Oil Company Ltd
Imperial Oil Limited
Inco Energy Resources Ltd.
Lloyds Bank of Canada
PanCanadian Petroleum Limited
Royal Bank of Canada
Sanwa MacCarthy Securities Ltd.
Sunshine Village, Banff
The SNC Group
TransCanada PipeLines Limited
Wood Gundy Ltd.