Deborah Westerfield ~The pleasures of experiencing art are exceeded only by the pleasures of creating art. If you enjoy the work, that joy will show in the painting. For years I’ve explored many forms of artistic expression and varied media from papermaking, to clay, to acrylic and oil painting on canvas. Nothing satisfies me more than expressing myself through a combination of materials. My paintings spring to life during the process of creation. Through layering and scribing into the surface of the canvas, a story is revealed about the past, present, or future. Imagery comes into being that exposes some of my personal and subconscious interactions. Love and life are painting. And for the viewer, the love and fascination of art is the start of a wonderful journey.