Deborah Lougheed-Sinclair, BFA, ASA
Deborah Lougheed Sinclair obtained her Fine Arts Degree with Honors from Queen’s University in 1976. While in attendance she received the André Biéler Award in Art. She is a Banff School of Fine Arts alumnus. She has been a member of the Alberta Society of Artists since 1985 and has held several executive positions. Deborah began exhibiting professionally in 1978, and her work is included in numerous corporate, public, and private collections across North America and abroad. She has had solo shows at multiple galleries across Canada. Currently she is represented by the Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
Her acrylic paintings portray a sense of realism, which from her perspective is an important element for a sense of place in the real world. Each work is a collection of elements, put together to relate a particular visual experience at a particular moment in time, rather than being a photographic record of a particular location. Subtle changes in colour play a vital part in conveying personal emotions elicited by these experiences. She is also interested in the more abstract compositional aspects of the work, particularly with respect to the influences of shape, shadows, changing light, varied seasons and fluid motion, which are juxtaposed against the permanence of the land.
Her original digital art pieces reflect similar interests using a variety of digital techniques. The final images include photographs, layers, masks, painting, erasing, and blending to acheive the unique effects.