Deborah Good

Deborah Good holds a BFA and participated in graduate studies in painting at San Francisco State University. She left a career as an art director to pursue her interest in painting, drawing and photography.

The Life Forces series of paintings is informed by studies in design, color, symbolism, art history, meditation, perennial philosophy, and an abiding interest in the Mystery of LIfe.

Primary inspirations for Deborah’s abstract paintings are the painters Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock.

The Tassajara Creek photograph series was created when Deborah was in residence at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Camel Valley, CA,  for 17 months. Her interest in photographing moving water was sparked when she read about composer John Cage’s use of chance procedures to eliminate artistic preferences in his work. While Deborah intentionally chose the composition, the results of the moment captured by the camera, of the interplay between the water and reflections of the sky and sunlight, were always a delightful surprise.

Drawing, Painting, Photography