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  • Valley Art Gallery: Deborah West Paintings

    Deborah West Paintings
    January 6 - February 29, 2020

    Reception for the artist
    Friday, February 7th
    5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Valley Art Gallery
    125 W. Clark Ave
    Orcutt, CA

    Artist’s Statement
    Deborah West

    I am inspired by beauty which persists amidst the stress and bustle of life.  Painting is my response to this beauty and helps me to re-root my awareness in something more vast and deep than this everyday experience. I am fascinated by the subtle interplay of light and color in the natural world that surrounds us and continue to be challenged with its translation into paint.
    Deborah’s Bio
    Deborah West retired in 2017, after twenty-eight years as a professor of art at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, where she taught drawing, painting, design and art history.  She has earned a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of California, Davis.  While at Davis, she was awarded a Regents Fellowship and studied with Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley, and Manuel Neri.  Before coming to the Central Coast, she taught at Sierra College in Rocklin, Las Positas College in Livermore, and The American School in Switzerland in England.  Deborah shows her work on the Central Coast, as well as, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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