artist statement


I am inspired by the natural world.  I  love to caapture all the beauty in the florals, working with the abstract shapes of the flower centers and the petals. The lighting and transparency of the flowers is always an artistic challenge for me. 



Deborah Shea received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Design at the University of California at Davis. She studied with Wayne Thiebaud, Roland Peterson and Frances Butler. Since that time she has also taken classes and workshops in botanical drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. She currently resides in Redwood City.





Aug 12-Sept, Society of West Coast Artists, Juried, 1st Place Ribbon, San Bruno, CA

June 5-Aug 4, SWA's 69th Annual Exhibition of Art, Juried, San Bruno, CA

June 8 - July 31, ADC Fine Art, 2019 Blink Artist Showcase, Cincinnati, OH

July 1 - Aug 31, Sequoia Art Group, Redwood City Library, Redwood City,  CA

May 16-- July 14, Pastels USA: 33rd Annual International Open Exhibition, Juried, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA

May 1-June1, Tartine Cafe, Redwood City, CA

May 4 & 5, Silicon Valley Open Studios @ Art Bias, San Carlos, CA

March 4-April 30, The 15th Annual San Mateo County Women's View, Community Galleries, Redwood City, CA

March 13-April 12, Society of West-Coast Artists, Second Place Ribbon, San Bruno, CA

January 9-Feb 23, Society of West Coast Artists, First Place Ribbon, San Bruno, CA


Dec, Silicon Valley Holiday Open Studios @ Art Bias, San Carlos, CA

Nov-Dec, Society of West Coast Artists, Juried, San Bruno, CA

Sept.-Dec, One Life Counseling Center, Artist in Residence, CA




ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

Teaching, workshops and demostrations



Roses in Pastel, Workshop  June 15 2019

Sequoia Art Group

Pastel Demostrations

Private Lessons

Ongoing for children and adults