Deborah Treliving lives and works in Torquay, where she explores the power of colour through painting and printmaking. Experimenting with materials and processes is at the heart of her studio practice, and she uses print processes innovatively. She uses a wide range of printmaking techniques: screen-printing, relief printing and intaglio. Frequently many processes are used within one piece of work. Deborah’s work is recognised by her richly textured collagraph plates and heavily embossed carborundum prints. A passion for colour is evident throughout her work, and her palette ranges from the strong and vibrant, to the delicate and subtle.
Living near the sea, with a studio in the country Deborah is influenced and inspired by the relationship of land, sea and sky; geology and history of the landscape; the weather, the changing light, sun and mists.
As a student at Bath Academy of Art in the 1970’s Deborah’s painting tutors were Adrian Heath, Peter Kinley, and visiting lecturer Frank Auerbach, with print tutors Jack Shirreff, etching, and Stephen Russ, screen-printing. Following graduation and after moving to Torquay in 1983, she became printmaking tutor at South Devon College and a Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, where her exhibition Reflections Mirror Time was exhibited in the Riverside Gallery. She continues her love of teaching by running workshops in the new resource centre at Cockington Court Craft Centre.
Deborah’s work has also been exhibited in London and Japan, in Torquay’s Torre Abbey and across South West England. During 2011 her mini-prints have been exhibited in France, Poland, New Zealand and in the Midlands UK.