Deb Flynn is retired from 40 years of graphic design and illustration. She draws/paints or sketches in a photorealistic style that was inspired by Norman Rockwell.
Creating from a computer was a big part of her designing career, and that knowledge and skill has carried over to creating digital images, in that same often very detailed, realistic style.
She enjoys water colour illustrations, marker renderings and pencil crayon sketches, and often mixes them all together. Deb has been an avid participant in the Urban Sketchers of Waterloo Region since 2014 and has been featured in the Urban Sketcher (international) USkTalks (UTube channel) for her on-site sketching and watercolour sketches.
Deb graduated from Conestoga College in Graphics & Advertising Design in 1978, and has held many hats in her career; creating designs of repetitive patterns and design for print on wallpaper and other retail products, art director at various marketing agencies in Waterloo Region, as a partner in Weaver, Tanner & Miller and Sparks Events, freelance graphic design and magazine layout & production.
She has been a lifelong resident of Kitchener.
“When people ask me how long it took to create something, I say 40 years!”