Creating art that touches the soul and makes our world a brighter place, one painting at a time
Inspiring, empowering, uplifting, and emotional…
Hi, my name is Deb Breton. My calling in life is to be of service in creating modern art that helps us brighten the world, one painting at a time. I paint colorful abstracts and portrait paintings, using color, texture and movement to express what words cannot.
Every painting is imbued with love, soul and positive vibes. And it’s my hope that you receive as much joy from your painting, as I felt creating it.
Since 2005, I’ve been a freelance artist, at first carving and turning wood. But then, in 2010 my mother came to live with us under hospice care. I began painting to help me during that difficult time – and I’ve never stopped. My work comes from an intuitive, almost meditative state and is pure emotion, made manifest with every line, brushstroke and droplet of paint.
I live with my family in beautiful Sonoma County California, where we are surrounded by nature, vineyards and wine 😉 and all fuel the imagination.
My answer is simple: I’m not sure I can survive if I don’t.
Yeah, this sounds cheesy, but it’s true… Growing up, I slept in an oxygen tent because of a congenital lung ailment. I spent more time in hospitals, than at home. My coping mechanism was to draw and sketch, a lot. Every hurt, every procedure, every night alone in the hospital, I would pour out my hurt and frustration onto paper to express how I was feeling. There was a time when the doctors didn’t think I’d live to see my 15th birthday. But I didn’t listen to them. I’m probably here today – because I refused to believe them.
The Power of Color
Colorful art has this amazing way of making us feel good and that’s my focus when creating uplifting and empowering art. Sure, I could tell you about color theory and why certain artworks can illicit an emotion, but I won’t bore you with all that. Let’s just say that my works celebrate life in all its quirkiness and passions, with heart and soul.
Deb Breton is best known for her colorful mixed media abstract and empowering celebrity portrait paintings. Though Deb’s primarily a self-taught painter, her earlier design career found her creating for clients like Warner Bros. Studio’s, Nestle and the Dali Museum.
As more work was being done on computer, Breton really longed to create with her hands again. As a hobby, she began to turn wood and as she says, “there was something so satisfying about taking a log that was destined for the fireplace and turning it into something beautiful.” This hobby quickly became her profession and before you know it, her work was appearing in print and being collected globally.
Change of events
In 2010 Deb’s mom came to live with her under hospice care. Setting up a studio in the room next to hers, Deb began painting. She used colors that were infinitely brighter than how she viewed the world at that time. She had come full circle. Just as she had drawn and colored as a kid to help her survive her lung ailment, she found that painting was a great release to help her cope with her mom’s passing. Now Breton paints how she see’s the world, infused with vibrant, uplifting colors. In fact, if you look closely, many of her paintings include hidden hearts in them.
She oftentimes uses symbolism, words and lyrics to express empowering themes. When viewing her colorful work, you get a sense that it’s created by someone who has an obvious zest for life. And it’s THAT energy that’s imbued in her paintings that light up the room. Deb Breton lives in Sonoma County, California with her wife, their geriatric kitty and an adopted rescue dog named Ziggy.