Creating art that celebrates the human spirit, helping make our world a brighter place
Though I’ve had formal training in art and design, it’s abstract art and expressionism that I’m drawn to. It feels like coming home. Here, I can be free of strict interpretations, while allowing the passion of working with color to fuel me. The excitement of pushing the boundaries between representational, and expressionism never get old. Combining streams of consciousness, with line, shape, and form, I’m always exploring ways to express abstract thoughts that have no words. In my portrait paintings I use layers of colors, sgraffito and marks in trying to capture the essence of that person’s spirit. My work comes from a place of energy and an intensity for life. And it’s this energy in my paintings, that I share with you.
I’m based in California, USA, and I draw inspiration from the beauty that surrounds our area. I’m an avid fruit and vegetable gardener, birder, hiker and meditation enthusiast who is living her best life right here and right now!
Deb Breton is an abstract artist who paints colorful interpretations of life. Her work oftentimes includes symbolism, words or lyrics. In Breton’s portraiture work she blends the lines between representational and expressionism. Preferring to use layers of colors and marks to capture the essence of the human spirit. Her artworks have been featured in corporate installations and in private collections all over the world.
“Much of my work is built upon layers and layers of paint, revealing colors beneath, or beside them in a dance between light and dark. As an intuitive, my work comes THROUGH me, and it’s this expression that is relinquished onto the canvas with every line, brushstroke and droplet of paint.”
Notable clients I’ve designed with include: Warner Bros Studios, Dali Museum and Nestle
I paint uplifting, colorful interpretations of life.
Long Bio (for press)
Deb Breton is best known for her colorful abstracts and expressive portrait paintings. Though Breton is a self-taught painter, she credits her earlier career creating with clients like Warner Bros. Studio’s, Nestle and the Dali Museum for giving her structure in design and color.
As more work was being done on the computer, Breton really longed to create with her hands again. So in 2003 she learned to turn, carve and paint wood. This hobby quickly became her profession as her work was appearing in print and being collected globally.
All of that changed
In 2010 Deb’s mom came to live with her under hospice care. So, setting up a studio in the room next to her mom, she began painting. Just as she had drawn and colored as a kid to help her survive a lung condition (she was told she wasn’t going to see her 16th birthday), she found that painting helped her cope with her mom’s passing.
It turns out, Deb found her “Zen” while painting and has been using her passion to express her zest for life. And it’s THIS energy, imbued in her paintings, that light up a room.
An avid gardener, birder and hiker, she enjoys good wine and sunshine. She and her wife of 21 years are tucked in the rolling hills of beautiful wine country, Sonoma County, California. Their rescued dachshund, cocker spaniel mix dog named Ziggy is kind enough to let them live with her.