DEBORAH PHILLIPS has been immersed in art throughout her life. Born in Dundee, she is the daughter of well known Scottish artist, Douglas Phillips and even as a young girl, she took painting seriously. She first exhibited work at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art at the age of 14.
She attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and graduated with BA (honours) in 1987. Following graduation she took up the post of Merchandise Designer with the National Trust for Scotland and a similar post with Historic Scotland followed.
Her design work has been featured in several leading magazines and her paintings have featured in International Artist, Artists and Illustrators, Picture Business and Art Business Today among other publications.
Deborah now paints full time from her Dundee studio, overlooking the Firth of Tay, choosing acrylics as her medium.
Deborah says, " I enjoy all aspects of creating a painting, from going out into the the stunning Scottish countryside to collect reference material, priming the board on which I will paint, squeezing paint from the tubes and watching it glisten on the palette, holding the well-used brushes, mixing the squelchy colour and applying it in swathes, varnishing, framing and then seeing the finished article on a gallery wall — every stage gives me a thrill.”
Deborah exhibits extensively and her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the world, including those of Cairn Energy, Bank of Scotland and Marks and Spencer.