Featured Artist for March 2024

Deborah DeWit

For over forty years I’ve been a working artist and have developed a very personal vision, through the practice of several mediums: photography, pastel, oil and the written word. Representational in style my work depicts many different subjects from figures to interiors, landscapes to still life, but my focus in these is on the metaphorical and symbolic ideas that are present in daily life, in nature and also in the relationship between the two. The place between inner and outer experiences often forms a starting point for me and painting offers a way to explore this ever-shifting reality.

My work is shown in galleries and group exhibitions, has been used on book covers, calendars and cards and can be found in numerous private and public collections. I’ve written two books: Traveling Light: Chasing an Illuminated Life and Painting Cats, both include my artwork, and my paintings and pastels about books and reading are collected in the volume In the Presence of Books with an introduction by poet Kim Stafford. I live and work in the Manzanita area with my filmmaker husband Carl Vandervoort and our cat Birdie.

I’m currently working on new oil paintings for a show in March/April 2024 at White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon where I’m regularly represented. You can see more of my past and present work, purchase reproductions and notecards or contact me at

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