Beginning with the idea that "we exist in a weave of nature," Seattle-based painter Deborah Bell uses bodies of painted or collaged marks that float from above, pour forth, or meander across the surface fields, reminiscent of cellular life, musical notes, or ancient writing. The drawn and collaged elements, embedded within the painted surface, communicate dualities: ephemerality and permanency, buoyancy and gravity, whimsy and reflection.
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Deborah Bell received her Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture and Painting from Cornish Institute in Seattle. She also studied at State University College in New Paltz, New York, and the Factory of Visual Art in Seattle. For over twenty-five years, she has shown her work throughout the West Coast of the United States and British Columbia, Canada.