Dreams by the Sea, 2020
Acrylic on paper.
Debbie Lear is a contemporary artist, based in Wales, U.K. Her work embodies a slippery dichotomy between conveying a narrative and pure abstract painting. She works with various media, flitting between illustrative drawing and pure intuitive mark making. Each painting moves in waves through these two polarised ways of working, until she reaches a composition that satisfies her. Mysterious and compelling, traces of narrative hang, ambiguously, alongside painterly strokes in a strange visual dialect,