Meet Debi… Pastel Artist and Artist Discovery Coach
The Artist: Debi Pettigrew is a passionate artist, pastel painter and teacher. Inspired by a lifelong love for nature, she expresses her interpretations in abstract and representational styles depending on the subject matter and her stylistic preference at the time.
She has won several awards and displays her work in many businesses throughout central County, Florida. She is available to teach group classes and private instruction. She also accepts commissions for human and pet portraits.
Debi is an experienced art instructor and has learned that there is an artist in everyone. She is available to teach private lessons in her home or yours. Contact Debi to schedule your class.
Debi Pettigrew earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Fine Arts & Design at the University of Central Oklahoma, and worked as a graphic artist and advertising agency art director in her early professional career. She teaches at Hobby Lobby, private homes and several assisted living and Memory Care facilities throughout central Florida.
The Artist Discovery Coach: Debi Pettigrew helps people discover their personal forms of creative expression in the visual arts. Many of us are so busy doing things just to keep up in our complex world, that we don’t take the time to explore and express our natural ability to create.
Teaching art has taught Debi that there is an artist in everyone. You may not know it because drawing or painting hasn’t come naturally to you or you’ve never really tried, or no one encouraged you enough to help awaken your artist within.
Unleashing your creative potential has many benefits, relaxation and stress reduction, the excitement and joy of creating something uniquely yours, developing new skills, and learning to see things differently.
Art Discovery for Seniors: I very much enjoy working with seniors and older adults. Seniors benefit from art activities in many ways. They look forward to the socialization and getting in touch with their inner artist.
Older adults have an increasingly broad range of settings in which they can choose to live, and receive healthcare and other services: Senior Centers, Assisted Living Centers, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities, Senior Day Care Centers and more. I am experienced and skilled in conducting art discovery classes in various settings throughout Central Florida.