Deborah Lanyon lives in South
London and studied at St Martin's College of Art
and Byam Shaw College of Art. Obsessed with painting
from an early age, Lanyon believes in the importance
of drawing and compositional techniques, which
are a strong feature of her work. Influenced by
Roger Hilton, Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson, De
Kooning and Pollock, her painting is deeply concerned
with structure, tension, expression and mark making.
Working in quick drying acrylic, Lanyon works
rapidly and physically with canvases positioned
on the floor.
A frequent traveller, landscape
remains a vital source of inspiration to Lanyon
although her recent paintings are more defined
by her inner being than the external landscape.
Acrylic on Canvas
122 x 122cm