Deborah Shaer: Contemporary Artist, Mixed Media

Artist Statement



I tend to work in mixed media, and acrylics for my larger pieces. I experiment with the space and juxtapositions of shape, colour and texture whether the subject relates to creating a sense of calm, depth or vibrancy. I usually work in layers and whatever mistakes emerge become a part of the process. I tend not to use a ruler to make straight lines unless the intention of the image is to appear sharp. I prefer things to be non-symmetrical, like people and nature. I consider the effect of underlying texture or colour seeping through as a parallel process, such as a person’s past experiences building character and depth in the way that may shape some aspect of their personality.

- Deborah Shaer