As a child, I always wanted to be an artist, from as soon as I could pick up a crayon or a piece of plasticine.

Decades later, I’m a multidisciplinary artist, creating oil paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. As an art activist, I aim to be a visual commentator to the political landscape we live in as citizens. I like to challenge people’s beliefs, most recently in terms of  democracy.

Much of my work is a form of storytelling, as in the inherited stories of the ‘Everyman’ passed down through generations. So it is rooted in the quiet histories of everyday people, and relatable to everyone. I use metaphors in my work, such as a fox, or a broken cup, every picture or work tells a story.

I’m a member of the Glasgow Group Artists Cooperative.

Portrait of Deborah

Photograph of Deborah by Justine Bainbridge, a former Forth Valley College student of HND Art and Design. It won the Commendation in Black & White Photography at the 2018 Scottish Portrait Awards.


reviews of ‘the wonder turner’

‘A fable of magical realism’. The Wonder Turner’ is darkly humorous, and designed to transport and delight you.
Jim Beattie, founder member of Primal Scream says it’s ‘a gem on it’s way to cult status’.

Best holiday read ever. I was blown away by this book. Just don’t tell anyone what happens at the end. If you like your read to take you somewhere new, this is ideal. A friend suggested it to me and I’m so glad she did.

Karen Laird, Troubador website

This is a great read with loads of twists and turns, laugh out loud humour and I really feel like I’ve been on an epic journey. I hope there is another planned coz I need to know more.

Dolore, Troubador website

It’s great when you find a real diamond of a book. If you’re anything like me, you’ll not be able to put this down. I was fascinated by lead character Angela’s transformation. She has to deal with some choice individuals too. Don’t we all just want to slip off our old selves just like dirty clothes from time to time?

Patricia Kernahan, Amazon review

Deborah Sanderson