Deborah McKellar, the founder of Talking Textiles, is a practicing mixed media artist and designer. She completed her postgraduate studies in 2006 with a Master of Design, majoring in Textiles at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to this, she obtained a BA (Hons.) Fine Arts majoring in painting in 2005 at the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Deborah's textile artworks are characterised by their bold colours, layers of stitch, remnants of fabric, silk screened images and printed patterns. She continues to be inspired by Singapore's exotic and bustling city with its juxtaposition of the old and the new.
Deborah has exhibited in Singapore, Australia and South Africa.