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 worked as Merchandise Designer with the National Trust for Scotland She then moved on to a similar post with Historic Scotland. Her design work has been featured in several leading women's magazines. Her paintings featured in numerous publications, including International Artist, Artists and Illustrators, Picture Business and Art Business Today. She also worked with an international art and craft materials company demonstrating products at leading art fairs.
Deborah now concentrates on painting in acrylics in her Dundee studio overlooking the Firth of Tay.
Deborah says, " I enjoy all aspects of creating a painting. From going out into the the stunning Scottish countryside to collect reference material, to 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."
She exhibits extensively throughout Scotland, England and Ireland. In addition to being reproduced as limited edition hand-embellished giclee prints and fine art greetings cards, her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the world.