Sunday, November 14, 2010

Deborah Secor

Name: Deborah Secor
Bio: Deborah Secor was born September 7, 1950.
She graduated with an honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts (printmaking), from California State College, Bakersfield, in 1979. She soon began showing her landscapes in Old Town, Albuquerque. Deborah finally made the move to New Mexico in 1981.
Her eventual decision to devote herself to soft pastels led to workshops with Albert Handell, who became her mentor for seven years. She started teaching pastel painting to adult students in 1989 and also founded The Pastel Society of New Mexico.
In March 1999 when two of her friends and former students, Janie Hutchinson and Maggie Price, decided to produce a magazine, The Pastel Journal, Deborah joined the team as a writer. She continues to write for the current parent company, F+W Media. Her articles and interviews may be seen in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist, as well as in The Pastel Journal.
Medium: Pastel, gouache.
Subjects: Landscape
Publications: Numerous articles, as above; 2007, Contributor to Painting with Pastels by Maggie Price.
2010: Landscape Painting in Pastels, published online for free at
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Main menu remains to left of screen.
Gallery: Click on Paintings to find four galleries: Landscapes (currently 32 images); Animals, Various (24 images), Gouache (32 images).
Image View: The thumbnails all give indication of painting size as a tooltip. They enlarge in a new pop-up window, from where they may be downloaded. You may scroll through the enlarged images in clusters of six that correspond to a horizontal line of six thumbnails. Mountain Morning is 12x18 ins., 640 x 420, 59 KB.
Demo: See blog.
Blog: Landscape Painting in Pastels, at
EBay/Flickr: No.

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