Deborah Gorman is a painter who produces heavily textured, deeply coloured artworks. The artist’s subjects are often abstract, though she occasionally works with figures as well, approaching familiar subjects with a style all her own.
I really like the weight of Deborah’s paintings -- though many of the works are acrylic, there’s a thickness and presence to the brush marks that makes me believe these could be oil paintings or frescos. The artist uses a far-reaching colour palette that explores both vibrant primaries and darker neutral hues.
Gorman’s recent paintings have an aged look about them -- the textures that Deborah uses create a kind of antique effect, with areas where the paint has cracked or blended with other colours for a mottled finish. Even in planes of monochromatic colour, there’s always a point of interest for the viewer’s eye to settle on.