Connections Exhibition

Connections Exhibition



I am a pastel artist living in Branxton in the Hunter Valley and my art journey began a few years ago when I decided to rediscover my childhood passion for drawing. A love of animals, especially birds, led me to concentrate on drawing and painting wildlife.

My style is realist and the medium I enjoy most is pastel. I have an obsession with detail and I find pastel enables me to create the subtle softness of fur and the intricate pattern of feathers as realistically as possible.

As in my exhibition earlier in the year, my aim is to showcase the diversity of the wildlife of the Greater Hunter Valley region, from wetland and coastal birds to the fauna of the scrublands, farmlands and forests where I live. I also hope to show something of the life of the subject and the natural beauty of the area.

A special thank you to the talented photographers, who generously allowed their images to be used as reference.

About the Artist:

Debra’s work is in homes in the USA, UK, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She has won several local and international awards for her art and reached the final round of the internationally recognised David Sheppard Wildlife Artist of the Year Award.



I reside in Lake Macquarie and I have exhibited in numerous exhibitions and galleries. My passion for creating has seen me work in many art forms including painting, limestone sculpture, glass fusion, lead lighting and leather work.

I grew up in the Glenrock Area of Newcastle and along with my creative family, we spent many years surrounded by the natural landscape. As such, much of my work is a reflection of my life spent close to the natural bush & water environment.

In recent times I have been concentrating on my fused
glass creations and most recently, acrylic and watercolour creations which feature heavily in this exhibition.

Being surrounded by nature and imagined places my art
is generally abstract depicting landscapes of captured
moments and feelings.