Creating art that touches the soul and makes our world a brighter place, one painting at a time

Deb Breton artist in studio
I help people unleash their true colors and express themselves. When they beautify their home or office with my uplifting modern art paintings, they say they feel inspired and empowered. There aren’t many things in life that are better than that…



Hi, my name is Deb Breton,

I help people unleash their true colors and express themselves. When they beautify their space with one of my paintings, they say they feel happy, inspired and even empowered. YES! I love what I do!!

“Deb, why do you paint?”

My answer is simple:     I’m not sure I can survive if I don’t.
You see, I slept in an oxygen tent till I was 8 years old because of a lung ailment I was born with. Doctors didn’t think I would live to see my 15th birthday. And probably the only reason I’m here today is because I refused to believe them!  I spent a lot of time in different hospitals, sometimes it felt as though I lived there. As you can imagine, I didn’t get to play like the rest of the kids and my coping mechanism was to sketch. I poured out all those emotions of everything that was happening to me to express how I was feeling. Back then it was pencil and crayons that kept me alive and going strong, today it’s painting.

Art Heals

How I wished that back then that there were colorful, cheerful paintings in my hospital rooms, doctor’s offices, or in our home growing up. Maybe that’s why my life is centered around creating positive messages and colorful themes to this day?  Sure, I could tell you all about color theory and why certain paintings just make you feel so good, but I won’t bore you with all that. Let’s just say that I paint with a purpose and I bring a lifetime of gratitude and a fierce celebration of life to every painting. And I want you to feel that energy too, to feel inspired and be empowered and know that you can do anything, absolutely anything you aspire to! That’s why every painting is imbued with love and an unmistakable positive energy. I want you to feel how I felt, when I painted it.

The bottom line

You are getting a one of a kind painting from a global artist with works in 7 countries. My work has consistently increased or held its value each year. But most of all, and the real point here is – you’re getting a painting where every brushstroke and droplet of paint is made with a deliberate hand, guided by an intentional spirit and filled with an energy that’s going to light up your space and make you feel good. Every single artwork is created from a place in the heart, painted in a universal language we all speak.  And I appreciate your trust in me, as we journey together in brightening the world, one painting at a time.


Deb Breton – Short biography for press release

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. So she learned 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 love and vibrant, uplifting colors. In fact, if you look closely, many of her paintings include hidden hearts in them.

Deb Breton lives in Sonoma County, California with her wife, their geriatric kitty and an adopted rescue dog named Ziggy. Her work oftentimes uses symbolism, words and lyrics to express empowering themes. When viewing her exuberant colorful work, you get a sense that every brushstroke and droplet of paint is made with a deliberate hand, guided by an intentional spirit and is filled with an energy that will light up any space.


What makes me tick?

i was a pescatarian for many years

i love to star gaze

nope, don’t do string beans

i am a “birder” and travel, taking photos of birds and adding them to my life-list

400 or higher thread count sheets please

i love my life

meditation is my best friend

nope, don’t do cauliflower either

i am a military brat

i’ve been happily engaged/married to the love of my life for nearly 20 years

food, i love food. ethnic food-even better. i’ve eaten chocolate covered grasshoppers

i recharge my batteries by resting in the hammock nearly every day

the world is my family

our four legged rescued kids – a dog named Ziggy and a cat named Westley – are treated like ROYALTY

i love music & love to dance. sometimes i dance while i paint

my mom was an immigrant, i still speak a little bit of Austrian

surprise! i am an INFP on the Myers Briggs scale

my dad had Alzheimer’s, it was a long goodbye

i’m stubborn as hell sometimes

my brain is like a sponge when it comes to subjects i enjoy

i’ve held a snake.. twice… after overcoming a lifetime of fear of them

dark chocolate or milk chocolate? both


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“Tree of Life” Vase with Carved Tree Roots
Turned from a log of birch wood. Painted rain-forest denizens include macaw, marmoset, blue morpho butterfly, tree frog and gecko.
great blue heron wood turned and carved by artist deb breton
Great Blue Heron among the reeds – Wood turned and carved. Airbrush finish with protective varnish
Ziggy ala janis joplinFL
Ziggy Dog – channeling Janis Joplin.

Deb Breton was a woodturning artist for many years turning, carving and painting wood. See more at