Deborah Moss works from her studio which is nestled into a native forest in North Auckland.
Drawing upon the dynamicism of nature she translates her environment to her artworks creating poetic expressions, energetic gestures and colourful stories that reveal a powerful alchemy of forces between the natural world and her interior vision.
Her approach to painting is experimental and process driven – a sensory experience which invites play and encourages the work to develop on its own accord through rich layers of paint and response to surface discoveries.
After graduating from the University of Auckland with a MA (Hons) degree in Sociology, Deborah worked as a journalist and later became the Director of a Fine Art gallery in Auckland. She continues to engage in art education having recently completed the Creative Visionary Mentoring Program facilitated by Nicholas Wilton, an established American artist and teacher.
Deborah has regularly exhibited in New Zealand and Australia and her works are held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Singapore, England and France.
The artist was a finalist in the Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award, Waikato Museum, 2016.
Every time she sells an original artwork a native tree is planted on her rural property as part of her “Planting hope” initiative to help the environment.