Raised on a farm near the southern coast of Tasmania, Debra grew up passionate about drawing from an early age. Farm life gave Debra plenty of subjects from animal life to dynamic scenery which to practice and hone her craft. Debra migrated at the age of 21 became involved in the art-scene in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She gained a Masters and a Doctorate in the visual arts, and resides on the north coast of Queensland. Debra has exhibited and sold her artworks from a very early age and works professionally in the arts. In her arts practice she uses multi-mediums, mainly photography, illustration and painting. Debra has solo and collaborative art exhibitions including international and national awards for her drawing and her photo-media being represented in public and private collections.