Deborah Druick was born in Montreal, Canada and earned degrees from the Montreal Museum School of Art and Design, Dawson College, and Concordia University. After a career as Creative Director with international retail companies in North America and Asia she returned full-time to painting. She has exhibited her work internationally in Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in the United States. She lives in New York.
My subversively humorous paintings depict characters and situations in an unrealistic world of heightened colors and distorted, cropped bodies. I take the mundane everyday situation and convert it to a tableau of heightened shadows, impossible perspectives, heavily ornamental and surrealistic inspirations. My cropped compositions force a more focused examination of detailed treatments of hair or fabrics counterbalanced with bright borders or blocks of color. My inspirations come from my love of observation and a passion for art history, the surrealists and the Chicago Imagists in particular.