The Playful Triumph of Color and Prospective by Debra Purcell

Curator’s Statement

Color, pattern, repetition, intuition and joy make Debra’s art delightful.   Her art is comprised of created universal symbols for objects in her compositions.  She has a brilliant talent for composition, dividing her canvases into different areas of texture, using these brilliant patterned images.

In a folk art manner, these works are beautiful on a wall, but perhaps would also be applicable in many other formats.  I can imagine these decorative images as wallpaper, wrapping paper, greeting cards and much more!

Artist Statement

I approach the canvas each time with a complete and simple image of the forms and theme for my painting, working mostly in acrylics but sometimes watercolors and oils as well.  No matter what is going on in my life at the beginning of a painting, I am motivated by a spiritual joy that I hope to convey in each piece.  For example, in my painting, Ventana, I invite the viewer to see the world through one of my windows, and try to share the window that contains my vision of the world.  All my paintings attempt to do this.

Each time I begin a painting, I watch my image change as the work interacts with art itself.  A language has emerged for me and I enjoy a playful dialog with each attempt.  The discipline of the craft is met with the interactive joy of the ‘now-ness’ of each piece.  Over the last few years, I have learned a new color alphabet inspired by the experience of creating.  I found images for water, trees, and flowers that have repeated themselves for me and appear in my work like archetypes of the essence of these things.

Spiritually, I see color as the soul of the painting and the form as the body that carries the soul to life.  It is very important to me to allow the color and forms take their own direction, like a little girl playing dress up with her mother’s clothing.  My design and discipline is to make it work by being true to the image I am trying to convey.      

http://debradenisepurcell.fineartstudioonline.com

1_Lily Elise

Lily Elise

11″ x 14″

high gloss hand wrapped print on canvas

available from original 11″ x 14″ acrylic on canvas

$125.

2_Elefan

Elefan

14″ x 11”

acrylic on canvas

$275.

3_In Flight

In Flight

14″ x 11”

acrylic on canvas

$275.

4_Papillon

Papillon

14″ x 11”

high gloss hand wrapped print on canvas

available from original 14″ x 11” acrylic on canvas

$125.

5_Regatta Town

Regatta Town

acrylic on canvas

36″ x 36”

donated to Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland

NFS (valued at $2000.)

6_Lakewood Painted

Lakewood Painted

24″ x 36”

acrylic on canvas, professionally framed (black)

$900.

7_Ruscello

Ruscello

18″ x 24”

high gloss hand wrapped print on canvas

available from original 9″ x 12” acrylic  on canvas

$125.

8_Sea Level

Sea Level

25″ x 16”

high gloss hand wrapped print on canvas

available from original 25″ x1 6” acrylic on canvas

$150.

9_Serpico

Serpico

20″ x 16”

acrylic on canvas

$250.

DXG DIGITAL CAMERA

Indigo

20″ x 16”

high gloss hand wrapped print on canvas

available from original 20″ x 16” acrylic on canvas

$125.

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