Deborah Worsfold

artwork

Sixth Sense
Deborah Worsfold - Sixth Sense
$4,500
New Crowd
Deborah Worsfold - New Crowd
$4,500
Untitled
Deborah Worsfold - Untitled
$3,950
Kismet
Deborah Worsfold - Kismet
$1,800
Phoenix
Deborah Worsfold - Phoenix
$1,800
Rebel Yell I
Deborah Worsfold - Rebel Yell I
$1,800
Gift
Deborah Worsfold - Gift
$1,400
Talent
Deborah Worsfold - Talent
$1,400
Longing
Deborah Worsfold - Longing
$1,400
Icon
Deborah Worsfold - Icon
$500
Within II
Deborah Worsfold - Within II
$500
Model II
Deborah Worsfold - Model II
$500
Harlequin
Deborah Worsfold - Harlequin
$500
Gold Mind
Deborah Worsfold - Gold Mind
$500
Rebel Yell
SOLD
Deborah Worsfold - Rebel Yell
SOLD
$1,800
Bouton
SOLD
Deborah Worsfold - Bouton
SOLD
$500
Within I
SOLD
Deborah Worsfold - Within I
SOLD
$500

Artist Statement

Painting is how I express my observations of the day. Writing about it may support the work historically or curatorially, however at its greatest height living with art is how it is meant to be experienced. Whether it is simple or more dynamic, is no matter, as all feeling is valid and like a person it reveals itself over time. My new colour field painting supports my inclination to speak in a sensual and universal language. An optimistic mind and the human hand are shown in drawing of form and relationships in colour. I use pattern and composition to reference touch and human connection. The work hopes to provoke and encourage opening the mind. Creating pattern and breaking of rhythm speaks of human behaviour and intimacy. Rather then discuss angst and tragedy in the world as a child, I looked for truth and a brighter day. Through this I found I could create a world that stimulated me. Growing up and moving often in rural southwestern Ontario was very insular and so the ability to make one’s own fun manifested in playing, building treehouses, furniture, drawing and painting. The stimulation of making the most of simple materials presented a puzzle and when solved provided with great pleasure. Even now, the power that comes in working intelligently and efficiently, is something I still prize to this day. Working minimally but also in rich abundance continues to fascinate and results in the range of motifs I pursue. While unlimited possibility poses risk and even fear, the passion felt in expressing, the challenge presented in resolve, is only paralleled with the satisfaction and excitement I find in viewing the life caught in the invention at completion. And so, it goes on. Deborah is a self-taught artist who has lived and been represented nationally in Western Canada and Ontario for 25 years. The resulting influence is seen in the language of the work which reaches beyond regional and national motifs to both historical and new colour field painters around the world.