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"

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"

Asterisk    Watercolor on Arches paper mounted on board  24 "x 18"

Asterisk

Watercolor on Arches paper mounted on board

24 "x 18"

Beast nor Fowl   Oil on Linen  30" x 40" 

Beast nor Fowl

Oil on Linen

30" x 40" 

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" 

Fantastic Voyage   Oil on Linen  44" x 34"

Fantastic Voyage

Oil on Linen

44" x 34"

Back to the Island    Oil on Linen  40" x 34"

Back to the Island

Oil on Linen

40" x 34"

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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