"Riven Rock" pastel by Deborah Breedon

Growing up in Santa Barbara with the mountains and the ocean so close together has been an opportunity to see the brilliance of color under many kinds of light. Blessed with such a background of natural artwork, I have looked at other places, some tropical, and some just in my mind, where the colors are real or imagined.

Pastels have always attracted me as the luminosity of the pure pigment and the layering of one color over another brings a painting to it's wonderful completion.

I am currently teaching two Painting Classes at Santa Barbara Continuing Education, one involving multi media and the other is a plein air class for pastelists. I have been teaching since 2000.

Gallery Los Olivos