Deborah Worsfold, "Marinade," 2003, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36".
By Heather Miller
Known for her lyrical use of colour, Deborah Worsfold creates canvases of exquisite depth and vibrancy. "Life inspires me to paint, and colour is the point of departure," she says. Early in her career, the Vancouver-based artist painted flowers and progressed naturally to painting what is around them. "I'm not painting just the thing in the centre, but everything around it, everything that supports it."
Her works include interiors and landscapes and, more recently, portraiture. She prefers acrylics on canvas but has begun to include oil bar and India ink. "Focused on domestic and interior spaces, Deborah uses still life to express a harmony of line and colour beyond the pure representation of the objects," says gallery owner Agnes Bugera. Worsfold's work appears November 8 to 21, 2003, in a group show entitled All About Colour with Caroline James and Wayne Boucher at the Agnes Bugera Gallery in Edmonton. A solo show of Worsfold's still life works entitled Strange World shows November 16 to 30, 2003, at LindaLando Fine Art (now Granville Fine Art) in Vancouver. Worsfold is also represented in Toronto by the Ingraham Gallery and in Calgary by Wallace Galleries.