Deborah Treliving

Deborah Treliving studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art in the 1970s. After graduating Deborah moved to Torquay to pursue a career in teaching. Deborah became a print making
tutor at South Devon College and furthered her print making skills with other artists at Dartington. She was soon after selected to be a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

In 2017, Cockington Court’s Sculpture Trail gave Deborah the opportunity to make figures that
she had been percolating as an idea for some time. Throughout her working life she has explored the power of colour through painting and printmaking and she welcomed the challenge of working in three dimensions for an outdoor exhibition.

Deborah loves experimenting with materials and processes and innovatively uses a wide range
of techniques. A passion for colour is evident throughout all of Deborah’s work as her palette ranges from the strong and vibrant, to the delicate and subtle.

She has been influenced and inspired by the relationship between land, sea and sky; geology
and history of the landscape; the weather, the changing light, sun and mists. Her recent monotypes are more realistic than previous works and portray her love of plants and gardens.