Deborah Young, Orinda, CA Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement Orinda resident Deborah Young studied drawing and painting at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. She draws inspiration from her home environment close to wilderness as the owner and manager of Grizzly Peak Stables. Her botanical drawings have been jury-selected for the Botanical Illustrators Show at the Oakland Museum. She illustrated and drew maps for a series of books on California’s favorite equestrian trails. For many years she has created extraordinary paintings of wild animals with transparent and opaque layers of acrylic paint on masonite board. Each of her paintings is the result of over 100 hours of careful attention to detail.