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DEBORAH MALOTTE is a contemporary artist who was drawn to the arts in all its many expressions at an early age.  By age 17 she was selling her metal sculptures at Nepenthes in Big Sur.

Studying at Monterey Peninsula College and College of the Desert, she experimented with many forms of art from painting to jewelry to textiles. Painting and patinas on copper would be her chosen mediums.

Since 1995 she worked collaboratively with her friend and business partner Pamela Rae.  Pamela created the figurative sculptures for their art.  Their works can be found in private collections throughout the U.S. and around the world.  Sadly, Pamela passed away in 2021.

Deborah has returned to her roots as a contemporary painter and mixed media artist.  Her artistic vocabulary is to create fluid movement with space and color.  "The process of creating comes alive and moves and changes as I work.  At times I feel like I am watching it take on a life of its own.  The process is intuitive and spontaneous and done with a rhythm that makes each work unique.  Sometimes this happens magically with little effort . . . other times it is a lengthy process of layer upon layer of colors and textures constantly changing.  Then there is that moment when I know it's complete . . . it has taken on an energy uniquely its own . . . "