Deborah G. Pepin

Painting, Pastels

Unless I am doing commission work, I only create for myself. I create from that fire within my soul, of things and places that I absolutely love. Art is my true spiritual journey. I begin my creative process by picking up a pastel and feeling the texture in my hand as I put it to the sanded paper, or picking up a paintbrush with oil paints and walnut oil on it, as I lay down my first layer on my canvas. If I am painting Plein Air I close my eyes and take in the sounds and smells of nature. That first stroke ignites a spark that get that passion going to create something beautiful. Each piece I create evokes an emotional response, a sense of space and time that tells a story. Let me take you on that journey.