Debbie Griest’s passion to create art is inspired by her respect and appreciation for wildlife and nature.  She builds on her travel experiences through the savannas of Africa, the jungles of Central and South America, and the natural habitats throughout California and the US.  When out in nature Debbie is drawn to the drama of light and shadow, the emotions and feelings evoked by a particular setting, and the unique personality or presence of an animal observed. These paintings of wildlife, landscapes, and scenes from nature provide a window into the beauty of our natural environment and a glimpse into the life of wild animals who radiate power, grace, dignity, and a presence. 

Debbie Griest earned a Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University. She is a member of Artists for Conservation, Central Coast Art Assoc., and Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation.

Exhibiting in Venture Gallery, Monterey, CA

Exhibiting in Cheryl Watts Gallery, Monterey, CA

Exhibiting in Emanate Gallery,

South Lake Tahoe, CA

First Place Watercolor, Central Coast Art Association Juried Show, Pacific Grove, CA

Second Place, Central Coast Art Association Juried Show, Pacific Grove, CA

Second Place, Central Coast Art Association Juried Show, Monterey, CA

Presence of Wildlife, Solo exhibition, Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel, CA

Expressions of Wildlife, Solo exhibition, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

The Edge of the Sea, Juried Show, Pacific Grove Library, Pacific Grove, CA

Patrons’ Show, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

Art Within Reach, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

Sunset Cultural Center Art Auction, Carmel, CA

Central Coast Art Association Juried Show, Sally Griffin Center, Pacific Grove, CA

Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Member Show, Pacific Grove, CA

Central Coast Art Association Board Show, Sally Griffin Center, Pacific Grove, CA

Central Coast Art Assoc. Juried Show, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

Giving For Melody, Benefit exhibition, The Works, Pacific Grove, CA

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