Deborah mitchelson's work springs from both abstract sources & from the contours and symbols of maps

Deborah completed a BA at UCA, Farnham, Surrey, and went on to complete an MA at the University of Chichester, before exhibiting in both solo and group exhibitions across the UK.

Her work springs from a variety of sources, from purely abstract ideas and from the seen world. Deborah finds the process of painting is an attempt to discover a clear, coherent, pictorial idea. It is evident that her imagination is excited by colour and her enthusiasm for the activity of painting results in a body of work that expresses something that is celebratory and affirmative.

Maps have appeared in her work for some time and stem from her interest in collecting maps and always having one with her when walking on the South Downs. She is drawn to the contours and symbols of maps and is inspired by the abstract system of co-ordinates and unspecified perspectives.

Memory, experience and/or imagination influence the way in which she perceives the world and her paintings hover between a real and illusionary, imagined world.