Born Port Macquarie NSW 1963 Fine Art Education St. George School of Art Sydney – early 80’s Further Art Education Western Australia 1995-97

  • Winner of the Brisbane City Council-Citycat Wrap Competition
  • Art Director of Bulimba Festival
  • Represented by The Manly Gallery, Brisbane

2015 – 2012

  • Represented by The Manly Gallery – Brisbane
  • Represented by Larte Cafe Brisbane
  • Co-Art Director of Bulimba Festival 2015


  • Solo Exhibition at Eat Cafe Morningside QLD
  • Brisbane Airport Commission
  • Numerous Traffic Signal Boxes for Urban Smart Projects and Brisbane City Council
  • Mural Commissioned by Bulimba state School
  • Mural at Norman Park State School
  • Commissioned Coffee News Bulimba for Postcard Design
  • Mural Commissioned by Wesley Hospital Brisbane
  • Artwork for Bowden & Partners Uniform


  • Commission Painting for Origin Energy Brisbane QLD
  • Solo Exhibition Simpactico Gallery Bulimba QLD
  • Solo Exhibition Oxford 152 Bulimba QLD
  • Solo Exhibition Bulimba Bean QLD

Since Solo show in 2002, I have continued to fulfil commissions for “cityscape”paintings, along with other works (over 250 paintings)



  • Numerous Group Exhibitions NSW,QLD & WA including Mosman Park Gallery, Attwell House Gallery and East Fremantle Gallery


Bibliography Gregory, Helen and McLay, Dianne:”Building Brisbane’s History” ISBN: 9781921606199 2010 Ovenden, Catherine and Gaunt, Nicole: ” Brisbane Traffic Art.1″ 2008 McLay, Dianne: “Brisbane’s Best Bush, Bay & City Walks” 2005

Awards Wilson Art Show 2008 – Winner Landscape Class Winner of the Brisbane City Council-Citycat Wrap Competition


Works represented in corporate Australia include, Brisbane Airport Corporation & Origin Energy

Works also represented in private collections throughout australasia, Europe, Canada and the USA, including the private collections of Kevin Rudd Mp, Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman, plus Captain Feathersword!

Passions in life besides painting

  • A good cup of coffee
  • My 3 wonderful children & one & only husband of 25 years
  • Bean, my beautiful little shitzu x Lowchen
  • Moss, my second shitzu x…What a challenge!
  • The sound of a Holden Monaro
  • Patchouli & Sandalwood
  • The smell of gardenias and rain
  • Rediscovering much loved treasures from my past
  • Favourite colour – Orange
  • Favourite Food – Prawns & Figs
  • Favourite Music – Mozart, Lou Reed, Rodriguez and Joni Mitchell
  • 3 tattoos
  • Retro
  • George Clooney


  • to one day own a VW Combi
  • to be rich & famous…..oh! and to be less materialistic!


Still Life & Interiors

Public Art

Debra is available for personal commissions