Deborah Phillips was
born in Dundee, the daughter of well-known Scottish artist, Douglas Phillips.
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 women's magazines and her paintings featured in International
Artist, Artists and Illustrators, Picture Business and Art Business Today to
name but a few.
Deborah now concentrates on
painting in acrylics in her Dundee studio overlooking the Firth of Tay.
"I enjoy all aspects of
creating a painting, from going out into 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."