A ship still sails,
Her stories fill the wind:
I think I hear her singing.

Since childhood, sailing has played a large part in Deborah’s life and on her return to Dorset in 1982 she produced ON BOARD, a series of watercolours of her own classic 1930s sloop PHOEBE. These were later published by Sunrise Cards in the UK and USA.

On the strength of this she undertook commissions, sailing on some of the world’s most beautiful yachts in the Solent, South of France, Bahamas and the Caribbean, a selection of her artworks featuring in a promotion by Boat International Magazine. She also attended classic yacht festivals, including La Nioulargue in St Tropez, Douarnenez in Brittany and wooden boat rallies in Falmouth and the Solent, some of which have inspired the following artworks.

Most of the originals have been sold.
Unless otherwise stated, some images are still available as limited edition giclee prints.
Please contact Deborah for more information on sizes and prices.

PHOEBE SERIES. Poole Harbour

In harbour

In harbour

Calm Waters

Calm Waters

Under sail

Under sail

Up river

Up riverSOLD

At anchor

At anchor

Close haul

Close haulSOLD



Studland Bay

Studland Bay


Looking aft

Kelpie. Looking aftSOLD

Sailing, Solent

Kelpie. Solent

On Board

Main Chance. On BoardSOLD



Creole Altair Nioulargue

Creole and Altair. La NioulargueSOLD (Prints unavailable)

Creole Nioulargue

Creole. St TropezSOLD (Prints unavailable)


Gaffers. DouarnenezSOLD (Prints unavailable)

Purbeck coast

Purbeck coastSOLD (Prints unavailable)

Oyster Smacks Falmouth

Oyster Smacks. FalmouthSOLD (Prints unavailable)

A Ship Still Sails

Brownsea Island. Poole Harbour