Deborah Burdin was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1972 and spent her youth in Illinois and Iowa. In her adult years, Deborah lived in several metropolitan areas in the United States. She pursued a degree in Fashion Design but ultimately graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. Known as a soulwork artist, Deborah offers individual sessions where she teaches creative exploration of the psychological and emotional experience expressed abstractly on canvas.
Her body of work consists of abstract and representational art based on the psychological and emotional realm. Bringing to life the expressions of diverse emotions and everyday lessons, Deborah Burdin utilizes fluid whimsical form paired with texture and geometrical shapes meant to build up an emotional yet analytical impression. While employing a variety of mixed media, Deborah will occasionally incorporate found objects into her pieces to harmoniously deliver lush textures and soulful sparkle to her art.
The intent of these works is to beckon viewers to find comforting connections to the expansive emotional world around and within them. To emphasize the intricacy of unique personal experience, Deborah builds a concept over layers. Each layer overlaps peeking through to the next in washes of color with assorted textural elements to emphasize depth of expression and to celebrate vibrancy of personality.
Deborah is settled in the Phoenix, Arizona area where she lives and works drawing her inspiration from sources relating to her personal and professional life. Deborah has exhibited her paintings in Northern Virginia, Arizona, Colorado and New York City. She is recognized with awards in international juried shows.