Deborra Bohrer

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Art is the reflection of life that resides in all of us. It is the wooden spoon that stirs emotion. It calms the soul or curdles your blood. A piece of art can be a gentle friend, a stern companion, or a way to escape or revere ” normal”. My paintings are a glimpse into the core of human perception with color and images that provoke thoughts and memories of the past and hopes that linger just our of reach in the future. Adding layer upon layer of color with a palette knife, brush or hand the depth of paint reveals the life of the subject. Then removing, sanding, and scraping away layers of color a texture will emerge that adds a dimension hinting at things that lay underneath. Then there is that wonderful moment of recognition…..

Ahh….there you are.”

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