Debbie is a New Zealand artist – working from her studio (Bella Vista Studio) on the Kapiti Coast. She has successfully exhibited her artworks over the years in New Zealand and commissioned paintings for several private collections, which have been received favourably.
Debbie relies mostly on her observation and instinct when creating her artworks. These are mainly oil paintings on canvas or board.
Her passion lies predominantly with portraiture – she has a real love of studying faces and form and has an ability to capture both the likeness and the essence of her subjects. Debbie works from live sittings and from photographs and welcomes commission enquiries.
She has created realistic artworks over the years that manage to have a special connection with their viewers.
Always looking for inspiring visuals and constantly humbled to see her works so well received and appreciated by others, Debbie will continue to show her viewers how she sees the world.
Debbie has successfully exhibited in a number of shows over the years including, The New Zealand Art Show, The Christchurch Art Show, Kapiti Gallery, and the Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show. She has presented portraiture, figurative and landscape artwork in oil and acylic paints.
Annual Paraparaumu Rotary Art Exhibition
- 2009 – Best Acrylic Painting – African Warrior
- 2012 – Best Portrait Painting – Frano Botica
- 2012 – Peoples Choice – Painting – Frano Botica
- 2017 – Peoples Choice – Painting – Before the Karanga
- 2019 – Peoples Choice – Painting – Nikau Track