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Deborah Barten

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30" x 40"


24" x 36"
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Artist's Statement

The Pacific Ocean is in my soul, she is my muse. I am inspired by the ever changing sky, the reflections on the sand, the number of grays that dot my palette.

My work explores the subtle blending of colors as it weaves memories with interpretation. I love to linger in the shapes and textures as I walk and reflect on my relationship with the environment. My work focuses on my use of materials, combining traditional landscape with unexpected combinations.

Arranging my found materials with conceptional layering links my body of work. I recently relocated my Art Studio to Ocean Shores where I continually return to the teachings of my muse. I am in my bliss as the sound, smell, texture, and color surrounds me.

Artist's Biography

Attended Western Washington University earning degrees in Art Education and Textile Design.

Art Teacher for Kelso, Edmonds, and Mukilteo School Districts, retiring after 30 years.


  • Pacific Region Art Teacher of the Year
  • Secondary Art Teacher of the Year
  • Washington Art Education Art Teacher of the Year
  • Washington Art Education Tribute Award


  • Edmonds Arts Festival
  • Ocean Shores Art Festival
  • Shoreline Art Gallery
  • Tieton Art Gallery
  • Maryhilll Art Gallery
  • Schack Art Gallery

Currently creating Mixed Media Paintings in my Wishing Rock Art Studio, Ocean Shores

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