Deborah Peeples

www.debpeeples.com


Painting is my sensual response to the world, a time-release recording of the sounds, smells, and intensity of a moment. Abstraction is a language that traces my inner turbulence and exuberance. The natural translucent materials of beeswax and damar contain a lush baroque beauty. Mixing pigments, playing with opacity, heating the panel, always touching, breathing the smell of the hot beeswax, brings a slowness and intimacy to the process. The work is layered, incised, inlaid, and scraped; lines cut into the surface, either sharp or blurred, feel alternately vulnerable and impenetrable. Humor and playfulness are found in the saturated, syncopated color and jostling shapes that play off an underlying grid. These juxtapositions create imbalance, insecurity, and surprise, a metaphor for human interaction.

 

Rollin', 2021
Pigmented beeswax on panel
30x30"
Tintinnabulation, 2021
Pigmented beeswax on panel
30x30"
All Elbows, 2021
Pigmented beeswax on panel
30x30"
Almost There, 2021
Pigmented beeswax on panel
30x30"
Unbound, 2020
Pigmented beeswax on panel
24x24"
Smile To Your Sorrow, 2020
Pigmented beeswax on panel
24x24"
Getting Closer, 2020
Pigmented beeswax on panel
24x24"
Through the Quagmire, 2020
Pigmented beeswax on panel
16x16"