East Bay Open Studios Artist: Deborah Stenberg-Service

The unseen, the in-between, and the erosion of time are recurring themes in the work of Bay Area painter, Deborah Stenberg-Service. She draws inspiration from the post-industrial landscapes and neighborhoods that surround her Richmond studio where the effects of time and attrition have left their scars. Her current work comes from a desire to explore imagery of the discarded and put aside, and to consider the construction of memories and the passage of time.

Using acrylic, colored pencil, graphite, ink and dry pigments, she merges techniques from both drawing and painting. By coloring, cutting away, erasing, glazing, and scraping, she achieves layers of atmospheric detritus that expose narratives of time and space. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has been commissioned for several private collections.

View Deborah’s work in-person during Norton Factory Open Studios, June 7-8 and 14-15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and on her website, www.deborahservice.com.