Debora Stewart’s soft pastel paintings are intuitive, expressive and gestural. Debora often draws from gardens and uses the lines and colors in her pastels.  Her pastels range from semi-realistic to non-objective.  Intuitive mark making spring quickly from remembered drawings of nature.  Floral pastels are based on contour drawings from life.   

Debora L. Stewart is a 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.  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 included in the Third Biennial China Pastel Exhibit at the Ming Gallery of Art in Suzhou, China. 

Debora is an experienced instructor and the author of Abstract Art Painting:  Expressions in Mixed Media published by Northlight Books in 2015. She has also served as a judge for several national exhibitions including the Pastel Society of America Enduring Brilliance exhibit.

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