Artist Statement

I enjoy different aspects of the human essence in my paintings, selecting subjects that inspire me to tell a visual story. Then imagining an allegory, a dream like world where things don’t always quite make sense but feel right.

It is satisfying to simplify my work. For these playful and intriguing mixed media images I use shape and colour as elements. 

My past experience rendering realism in watercolour portraits, allows me to now have the confidence to express simplistic and essence carrying messages using shape making, line and colour, yet now in a contemporary style.

I believe in using both traditional and expressive techniques to best carry my visual statements. I feel a successful painting is a visual story that engages and resonates with the viewers.

Deanna Beaujot