To most people in Canada, Debbie Travis is a household name. We were first introduced to her through her instructional painting videos, books and a hit television series called Debbie Travis’ Painted House, which won her two Gemini Awards.
We’re standing in a trance-like state, perched on an elevated plateau. Our eyes scan the tumbling grey stone facade that envelopes us like a backdrop to a movie set. Below us, lies an eerie, urban landscape of some 1,500 cave dwellings that flank a steep ravine, which descends deep below us.