Deborah Jane Batt
Deborah Jane Batt is an abstract artist whose colourful and structured work is influenced by an interest in maps, aerial photography and looking at things from a different perspective. Her work originates from the idea of community, the towns we build, the cities and the way we shape and destroy the rural landscape. She says, 'I hope to show within the limits of non-objective painting the shape of the environment as it changes; as it diminishes in one direction, grows in another'. Deborah explains the nature of her work thus, 'Non-objective art explores the potential of abstraction, the shape, brush marks, colours, tones, lines and texture. This lets the viewer respond emotionally to the painting. My vocabulary of communication is the fusion of colour and structure, space related to shape; my subject being the painting itself'.