“Different Strokes” brings together two passionate and creative Santa Fe artists who use their respective tools to bring out the fervor, movement and energy in their work, Deborah using oil and Bobbie, digital software.
Deborah Gold is a internationally acclaimed artist with an ability to make colors the fundamental means of all her pictorial effects, to use it to build up mass, to fill and organize space and to compose the form as a whole.
Deborah’s goal is the nourishment of the emotional self through sheer beauty and the appeal of nature. She paints forms with color, replacing firm outlines and smooth surfaces with patches of color and thick impasto. Gold paints what she sees stressing freshness of tonal modeling to produce velvety textures, clarity of high key effects, and spontaneity in brush ad knife strokes. Deborah paints the essential character of what she sees and has a fascination with the momentary quality of illumination.
Deborah Gold’s evocative style is unrivaled in its poetic beauty and reminds us where we would rather be than where we are.
Bobbie Goodrich spent many years as a representational oil painter and seldom allowed herself the freedom of interpretive expression. All of that changed when she entered the world of digital photography. While the camera still remains the source of initial documentation, her process for creating intimate and interpretative work has changed dramatically. With a solid foundation of fine art principles she challenged herself to learn the tools of the trade and began experimenting in the digital darkroom; employing innovative digital techniques to her raw images she is able to communicate her inner feelings and abstract thoughts about her subjects. She gradually replaced her paints, brushes and canvas for alternative methods of expression.
As a fine art photographer, with the use of color, brush strokes and texture she creates a painterly portrayal of her in-camera initial raw capture. She feels most successful when she has characterized a similitude of excitement and energy or romantic stillness inherent in her subject.