Debora L. Stewart is a Signature Member and Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her pastels have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine and the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been included in many national and international juried exhibitions. She exhibited in the pastel invitational exhibit Pastel en Perigord, St. Aulaye, France July of 2016. She has also been a featured artist in the French magazine Pratique des Artes July 2018. Her work was also included in the Third Biennial China Pastel Exhibit at the Ming Gallery of Art in Suzhou, China.
Debora works in both soft pastel and acrylic mixed media on canvas. She is inspired by nature. Drawings, marks and colors used reflect gardens, flowers and specific places. Works range from semi-realistic interpretations to non-objective works. Debora has taught abstract workshops extensively throughout the U.S. She is a sought after instructor by pastel societies, art guilds and schools. She is the author of Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media published by Northlight Books in 2015 in addition to a series of teaching videos. She has served as a judge for artist competitions in Pastel Journal Magazine and pastel societies in the U.S. Debora is represented by galleries in Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.