Naomi Deutscher

Artist Statement

Naomi Deutscher, Abstract Painter, Holliston Mill 

I use acrylics and mixed media on canvas, paper or panels, using layers of color & texture inspired by travels to sunlight places (Morocco, India, Istanbul, Israel, Barcelona, Venice, Sarasota, Santa Fe). Having no clear result in mind, I interact with each layer allowing “accidents” to appear by scraping through or glazing over each layer.  Contrasts between surface, value, depth, shape, texture & space create complexity.  As each layer interacts with the one below, a more fully formed piece emerges with a composition that works.  The act of painting itself – of applying the paint in different ways – gives me the most pleasure. 


Having built a successful Executive & Presentation Coaching practice, I returned to my first love of painting by becoming a resident studio artist at the Holliston Mill.  Active in organizing the yearly Open Studios, she participates in a group of like-minded artists that meets regularly.

An early interest in art led to studying oil painting at Gebhardt Studio during elementary school in Cincinnati.  Later, photography and film during my four years in London (London Polytechnic), abstract acrylics (Naropa Institute, CO; Charles River Studio, Watertown) & mixed media (Decordova Museum, Rockport Art Association).  After intensive workshops in Taos, NM (Barbara Zaring, Alyce Frank, Ray Vinella) I sought out individual coaching approach to develop my own style with local artists (J. Jones, Ellen Rolli, Adria Arch & Marian Dioguardi).     617-694-2653






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