Debra lives in St Catharines, Ontario where she is actively involved in the local art scene. She paints what she loves using oils, acrylics and inks while finding inspiration all around her.

She has studied art with many gifted artists. While at Rodman Hall she took drawing, oil painting and watercolour classes. In recent years, she has traveled to Italy to study plein air painting. She has also taken courses with Flora Bowley and Gwen Fox to refine her skills in abstract painting.

She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Ontario, British Columbia and Italy, was featured in the Port Dalhousie Peer newspaper, and was interviewed for an artist segment with CBC Radio Canada television, as well as CBC Art Circuit in Ottawa.