PASTEL + PENCIL | WATERCOLOR
Deborah Pompano lives in Hanover, Virginia, in a wonderful old house that she shares with her husband and two dogs, Corky and SnowBear. She has worked as an elementary school and art teacher and as a portrait and scrimshaw artist. For the past 23 years, she has taught piano lessons in her home studio, the Harvest Moon Studio.
In 2011, Fox Chapel Publishing House published Deborah’s book titled The Woodburning Project and Pattern Treasury (available on Amazon). Thorndike Press in Portland, Maine, has published 22 full-color book covers of her work; these were curated specifically for large-print library editions of books by authors such as Louis L’Amour, Faith Baldwin, Lauran Paine, Janet Daily, and Patricia Matthews. She has also created greeting-card designs for Sunrise Publications.
For many years, Deborah worked in oils and pastels, but she now draws with pastels or pencil and paints with watercolors. She paints rural scenes en plein air, depicting gardens, birds, and wildlife, and she paints portraits. She practices Centering Prayer and has a great interest in spirituality and mediation.
Deborah is a member of the James River Art League, the Plein Air Painters of Virginia, and Crossroads Art Center, as well as the C’Ville Arts gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.