Vol. 09.19.2017 | Deborah Colter

September 19, 2017

ABOUT DEBORAH T COLTER

Deborah T Colter practices fearless trust in her process of creating. She believes a painting needs to have rhythm, balance, harmony, life and a spark of magic. Creating something and seeing it transform into a piece alive with energy is an exciting form of that magic. Colter seeks to find order among chaos -- a continual give and take that teeters between equilibrium and the breaking point.

To my eye, a painting needs to have rhythm, balance, harmony, life, a spark of magic. Making paintings requires a great deal of fearless trust in the process of creating.

To create something, really out of nothing, and see it transform into a piece that is alive with energy, exciting and intriguing is my main objective. Color, pattern, textures and other various elements need to meld into a compelling language all their own.

Nothing is defined as a state of nonexistence – in my work that nothing comes into existence through the combination of various combined elements of paint, torn or cut up bits of collage, painted papers, marks of the hand, drawn or scribed. Therein lies the magic. A magic that takes on a life of its own, in motion and yet motionless at the same time. I seek a balance of energy, an order among chaos, a continual give and take that teeters between equilibrium and the breaking point.