Debbie Hughbanks is a professional artist specializing in wildlife, equine & domestic animal paintings, as well as figurative and western themed pieces. Painting most often in pastel or acrylic she still finds time to explore other avenues including scratchboard and mixed media work. Debbie is an artist that is passionate about the creation of art and finds her inspiration all around her studio located in northeastern Washington State. Fascinated by animals, nature and interesting people she meets along the way there is never a shortage of subject matter to spark her creative flame. The connection she feels for the subjects she paints, as well as the passion and joy she experiences in the actual creation of the work, is evident in each unique completed piece of art.
Debbie regularly participates in national and international juried shows garnering numerous awards along the way for both her pastel and acrylic work. Debbie’s designs were selected for inclusion in the Ronald McDonald House Charities Public Art Projects in Spokane, WA, in 2005, 2006 and 2018-19. Her art has also been selected for utility and signal boxes wraps in both Spokane and Liberty Lake, WA. Debbie has been featured in several art publications, including “Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow” and “The Contemporary Art of Nature MAMMALS.” Debbie is a Master Emeritus Member of Women Artists of the West, a Signature Member of the Northwest Pastel Society, an Associate with Distinction of American Women Artists and a Member of Women Painters of Washington.
"Cougar Country" by Debbie Hughbanks for RMHC 2019
Photo Credit - Al Hughbanks