Eddy is a plein air pastel landscape artist with strong emotional ties to the
landscape she portrays. Deborah’s
vision of the power of nature, and its innate beauty, add a poignancy to her
work that only comes from a deep appreciation of the land and the natural
world. Her work seeks to
increase awareness of the simple beauty of environments we see day to day, but
may not fully appreciate as we go about our lives.
Deborah is a two time Yosemite
National Park Artist in Residence, and 1998 Artist in Residence at Isle Royale
National Park in Michigan. She has shown with the Santa Cruz Art League since
1988, and has shown extensively in California since 1986, including showings
at the Yosemite Museum, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Deborah
received a BA from Pennsylvania State University in 1964, and is a published
writer and illustrator as well as a dedicated artist.
“My art has always focused on the line and form and the spirit of the land, the trees and rocks, the sky and clouds. My vision is to create work that awakens our ties to the earth. All of my work is done on location in chalk pastel. Many of the scenes I choose to portray are the “ordinary” places around us that we sometimes take for granted or fail to see. Each painting is a composite of the days spent at each site. The strong elements of the scene are added to the painting as they are revealed to me by the Sun as it moves across the sky. I hope to cause the viewer to discover the place of the painting, to have the experience of seeing that landscape for the first time.”
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