Deborah designed and painted Statue No. 8 – The Great Bear – which is located on Friar’s Street and was sponsored by Rupert Beckett.
Deborah’s design is about celebrating the life of Rupert through his love of Minecraft. The Beckett family, in particular Harry and Madeleine, had lots of input into the theme and content of the design.

Deborah has a passion for painting and art, and a love of vintage ceramics. Her background is in Art Design and Conservation and Restoration. She loves to work with Chalk Paint™, a decorative paint by Annie Sloan™, which she uses extensively to paint furniture, influenced heavily by traditional finishes and hand-painted detail.

Deborah founded and manages Tea & Roses – www.teaandroses.co.uk – located on the High Street, which is a colourful, country floral shop and tea room with a retro twist.

Deborah lives with her husband and family on a farm set in the beautiful Corvedale.