Deborah Watkins studied ceramics at the National College of Art and Design where she was awarded a first class honours degree in craft design. She moved to Connemara in the early 1990’s and operated her own pottery studio in Clifden for several years. Deborah began painting in 2008 and her landscapes are strongly influenced by the colours and textures of her earlier career. Deborah’s work attempts to describe the drama and ever changing atmosphere that is present in the landscape and coastline of Connemara.