Deborah van der Zaag
My paintings are based on my personal imagery contrived from natural forms combined with color, line, space and value. I add and subtract these elements to heighten the focus of the interconnectedness of the images, allowing the painting to emerge. My work speaks a language of spatial relationship between these components until a satisfactory composition surfaces. The piece becomes its own environment that has a deep connection to contemporary painting that bears individuality as an entirely personal voice.