Born in Tasmania and has aboriginal ancestry, she moved permanently to New Zealand in her 20’s and has been sculpting since 1999. She works full-time as a sculptor and tutor from her studio/gallery at York Street Gallery, Timaru.
Debbie predominantly exhibits in the South Canterbury region, but also in Italy where in 2004 she attended a resident sculpture course working with marble and alabaster. She also works in bronze, ceramic, cast lead crystal and many other forms of rock.
Debbie’s unique sculptures grace homes both in New Zealand and around the world. Large public sculptures can be found in Christchurch, Oxford, Lincoln, Ashburton, Lake Tekapo, Temuka and Timaru and she has done numerous commissions, been part of numerous exhibitions including solo exhibitions. She has taken part in art events as a judge, guest artist and award recipient.
She also has sculptures in the permanent collection in Timaru’s public Aigantighe Art Gallery and the Wallace Trust Art Collection.