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Deborah Burke

Calgary, AB

Artist Statement

We live in a diverse, magical world of colour filled with movement, shapes, and life which occur in a billion fascinating forms. As a child, this magic and colour fascinated Deborah Burke and would cause her to stop in her tracks to simply be in whatever space she was in and breathe in the colours or to watch a bird in flight. She was mesmerized and entranced. She could sit for hours just watching, just being. As an artist, Deborah endeavours to capture some of these amazing energies in paint. Her favoured mediums are acrylic paint and clay.

Deborah Burke’s work is largely abstraction because it allows the viewer to have their own experience of the colours, the magic, and life itself. The absence of created form allows for an individual experience where movement itself is a result of the eye encompassing the whole, with the colours themselves luring one into a different space, challenging one to create new personal associations and possibly even to question the stability of our own created reality. The textures that are applied to the canvas allow the experience to become more tactile, thereby enhancing the involvement of the viewer on multiple levels at once.

Nothing in life is permanent. Everything is ephemeral, and only lasts for a period of time. It is this very truth that allows the artist to continually create, to continually honour the impermanent, and to continually honour the beauty of life itself.

Paintings by Deborah Burke

Interior of Dreams Deborah Burke ArtMatch painting mockup
Interior of Dreams
By Deborah Burke
36 X 24 in
$610

Peaceful Feelings deborah burke artmatch painting mockup
Peaceful Feelings
By Deborah Burke
36 X 40 in
$795

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Hope Without Limits
By Deborah Burke
36 X 40 in
$795

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Logic and Perception
By Deborah Burke
36 X 48 in
$1125

painting mockup Conversations deborah burke artmatch
Conversations
By Deborah Burke
35 X 36 in
$730

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The Miracle of Being Alive
By Deborah Burke
30 X 24 in
$475

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When the Lotus Bloomed
By Deborah Burke
24 X 48 in
$750

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Joy!
By Deborah Burke
40 X 36 in
$795

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Afternoon Sunshine
By Deborah Burke
30 X 24 in
$475

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Perception and Complexity
By Deborah Burke
36 X 40 in
$795

painting mockup Awakening Mind Deborah Burke ArtMatch
Awakening Mind
By Deborah Burke
40 X 36 in
$795

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Nostalgic Morning
By Deborah Burke
36 X 48 in
$1270

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Just Be… They Said
By Deborah Burke
24 X 48 in
$800

painting mockup The Meaning of Happiness Deborah Burke ArtMatch
The Meaning of Happiness
By Deborah Burke
24 X 30 in
$475

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Vanishing Dimension
By Deborah Burke
36 X 48 in
$975

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Meditation and The Mind
By Deborah Burke
36 X 36 in
$730

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Literature of Love
By Deborah Burke
36 X 40 in
$795

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Mind Over Matter
By Deborah Burke
36 X 40 in
$795

Curiosity deborah burke artmatch painting mockup
Curiosity
By Deborah Burke
36 X 40 in
$1000

painting mockup Our Past Does Not Define Us Deborah Burke ArtMatch
Our Past Does Not Define Us
By Deborah Burke
36 X 36 in
$730 red dot e1639092513818 Sold

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