Debora L. Stewart
Debora Stewart creates abstract paintings in pastel and acrylic. Her work is non-objective and influenced by nature. One of her major themes is exploring the use of flowers and plants in abstraction.
Stewart is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master's Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her paintings have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions and is represented by galleries and design firms throughout the United States.
Stewart is the author of a book by Northlight titled "Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media." She has also created a series of videos for Artists Network TV on abstract pastel painting. She has taught numerous workshops for artists throughout the USA and served as a juror for the Pastel 100 Competition of Pastel Journal Magazine.
Stewart has a BA in art education from the University of Iowa and an MSEd in counseling from Western Illinois University. After working extensively with adolescents in education and counseling for over thirty years, she is now a full-time artist working out of her studio in Iowa.
- Artist Videos
- Exhibitions & Awards
Project Art , Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2011
Second Place in Abstract/Non-Objective, USA, Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition, 2011
Honorable Mention in Abstract/Non-Objective, USA, Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition, 2011
Honorable Mention in Abstract/Non-Objective , USA, Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition, 2010
Pastel Invitational Exhibit, Denver, Colorado, Abend Gallery, September 2011
International Association of Pastel Societies Web Show, USA, IAPS Web Show, 2012
Second Place Prize, USA, International Artist Magazine, 2012
International Association of Pastel Societies 10th Anniversary Juried Member exhibit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Hotel Albuquerque, 2013
Second Place in Abstract/Non-Objective, USA, Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 Competition, 2013
Newell Rubbermaid Award, New York, New York, Pastel Society of America juried exhibit, 2012