Deborah Eyde lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has lived in the midwest for most of her life. Pattern and repetition in the midwestern topography are common themes in her paintings. Farmland grids, lines painted on city streets and the more organic shapes of trees and foliage inform her work. Deborah works with encaustic paint and enjoys its unpredictable nature. Working with hot wax and a blowtorch leads to unplanned results, forcing her to stay engaged and respond to what is unfolding in front of her. Although her paintings are spontaneous and intuitive, her final layers are design conscious with some level of structure. Deborah’s paintings represent her personal history with a universal relatability. Some of this history is revealed through sheer layers and scraping while other parts are concealed and private. Deborah loves to paint which is evident in her joyful, happy paintings.
Deborah studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been painting with beeswax and oil paint since 2014. She sells her work through several galleries in the U.S. and has
work in private collections.