Title The Beautiful Lie

Title The Skeleton Key

Title Verity

Deborah van der Zaag



Artist Statement

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.