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Debora Stewart

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Deep Blue , 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 40x30 Inches © Debora L. STewart
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Irrepressible Spirit, 2012 Pastel 13x13 © deboralstewart
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Syncopating Rhythm, 2012 Pastel 22x17 © deboralstewart
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Syncopation, 2012 Pastel 14x14 © deboralstewart
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Complexity, 2012 Pastel 15x22 © Debora L. Stewart
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Interplay in Red, 2012 Pastel 18x18 © Debora L. Stewart
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Unfolding Dawn, 2012 Pastel 15x22 © Debora L. Stewart
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Illusion, 2012 Pastel 22x22 © Debora L. Stewart
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Luminescence, 2012 Pastel 22x17 © Debora L. Stewart
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Aura, 2012 Pastel 30x30 Inches © Stewart
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Falling, 2011 Pastel on Stonehenge With Ground 22x15 © Stewart
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Transition, 2011 Pastel on Stonehenge With Ground 22x15 © Stewart
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Spectrum, 2011 Pastel on Stonehenge With Ground 22x15 © Stewart
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Illusion, 2011 Pastel on Stonehenge With Ground 22X15 © Stewart
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Mosaic, 2011 Pastel 24x18
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Ephemera, 2011 Pastel 24x18
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chimera, 2011 Pastel 18x24
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Passage, 2010 Pastel on Sanded Paper and Mounted on Archival Board 24X24 Inches
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Essence of a Beautuiful Day, Honorable Mention in 2010 Pastel 100 Competition of Pastel Journal, 2008 Pastel on Sanded Paper and Mounted on Board 18 X 24 Inches
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Unfolding Dawn, 2012 Pastel © Debora L. Stewart
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Iowa
Schools
University of Iowa, 1980, art
Western Illinois University, 1996, counseling
Representing galleries
Wilde Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, Artful Home, Madison, Posh Home, LeClaire, Iowa
Tags
contemporary abstract pastels painting modern, abstract
Statement

 

My art is always in transition.  It has evolved from representational to an intuitive abstraction of nature.  My relationship to nature is central to my creativity.

I am most inspired by creating work with a gestural, expressive line and intuitive color choice.  My work is not an observational record but contains elements of an emotional experience in nature. 

Pastel is a very natural medium for me.  By nature I am someone who loves to draw.  Pastels have allowed me to combine my love of drawing with painting.  I love the immediacy, vividness and purity of pastels.  My work is created on sanded pastel paper and is later mounted on archival board.  This easily manipulated and forgiving surface allows me to be experimental.  I often begin my work with an intital line of vine charcoal or an under painting of oil paint.  Small sections of previoslu completed line drawings are used as the basis for my paintings.

My ultimate goal is to create a richly textuured pastel painting with beauty and depth that reflects the mystery and spirit of the natural world.

Exhibited at these venues