DEBORAH ADDISON COBURN

A Little Bit of Sunshine   Oil on Linen  50" x 42"

A Little Bit of Sunshine

Oil on Linen

50" x 42"

Lost in Translation   Charcoal and collage on paper  57” x 46”

Lost in Translation

Charcoal and collage on paper

57” x 46”

Go With the Flow   Watercolor on Arches paper mounted on board  24" x 18"

Go With the Flow

Watercolor on Arches paper mounted on board

24" x 18"

Grandfather’s Pride   Charcoal and collage on paper  66” x 49”

Grandfather’s Pride

Charcoal and collage on paper

66” x 49”

Beast nor Fowl   Oil on Linen  30" x 40"

Beast nor Fowl

Oil on Linen

30" x 40"

Lee Family in Montreal   Charcoal and collage on paper  50” x 39”

Lee Family in Montreal

Charcoal and collage on paper

50” x 39”

Off the Top   Oil on Linen  50" x 42"

Off the Top

Oil on Linen

50" x 42"

Sprite   Oil on Linen  50" x 38"

Sprite

Oil on Linen

50" x 38"

Dick   Oil on Linen  50" x 38"

Dick

Oil on Linen

50" x 38"

Connections  Oil on Linen  58" x 32"

Connections

Oil on Linen

58" x 32"

By the Sea   Oil on Linen  30" x 44"

By the Sea

Oil on Linen

30" x 44"

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art, like my life, is an exercise in controlled chaos. The challenge I give myself when creating art is to find ways in which a jumble of lines, shapes and color can be organized into a composed, harmonious experience.
I begin with drawing; attacking the paper with pen, pencil or charcoal, scribbling and smudging as I go. The image eventually emerges, as does a record of the activity and spontaneity involved in the process. By then cutting up my drawings and piecing them back together into abstract collages, I create grid-like compositions. which become the starting point for paintings or prints. I often create multiple pictures from the same composition or elements, but experiment with taking them in different directions. These abstract compositions often have an organic quality suggestive of a figure, or resembling landscape.
Within the organized space are exuberant gesture, line and color, which encourage the eye to move around the surface, making little discoveries along the journey. My goal is to create a balanced composition that conveys energy, rhythm and the excitement of creating.

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