Hi and WELCOME to my world of colour and fun. I'm Deb McNaughton - artist, mum, dog mumma to business mascot Brandy Pants, wife and happiness creator. Together, we make life bright and colourful in Aspendale, Victoria, Australia!
I never planned to become an artist. In fact, my childhood aspirations consisted of growing up to become a “banana selling lady”. I dreamed of pushing a cart around the city streets with a yellow and white striped canopy covered in beautiful yellow bananas and I would wear a matching yellow banana uniform. City workers would come and buy bananas from me on their lunch breaks.
Obviously, that dream didn’t quite come to life... yet...
I have Hashimotos Disease and Vitiligo. Both are autoimmune diseases that I am learning to manage with the support of my family. The most debilitating symptoms are the fatigue, the low energy levels and the inability to moderate my own body temperature so I listen to my body, rest when I can and become attached to a hot water bottle in Winter. I have found something so beautiful and so special with painting. It’s a release and a form of communication and spreading joy. I can't imagine my life without creativity and colour.
The more people that tell me my artwork makes them happy, the more motivated and driven I am to create more. It's so rewarding to know I am making people smile and leaving my colourful stamp on the world.
So thanks for joining me, liking me, relating to me, believing in me, supporting me and cheering me on from wherever you are on this planet. I appreciate you!
Deb McNaughton is an established Australian artist with a love for colour and a passion for making the world a brighter place through art. Her bubbly personality is reflected in the contemporary artwork she creates and leaves collectors feeling all the happy fuzzy feels.
Working with a variety of mediums, Deb’s style is described as spontaneous, diverse and fun. Her creativity comes from the heart and her colourful creations are widely recognised in both Australia and overseas.
Inspired by bright colour combinations, fashion trends and patterns found in nature, Deb’s work is sure to catch your attention and give you happy vibes.
You can visit Deb’s studio via appointment or through one of her popular workshops. Please email Deb below.