Here's her artist's statement:
"I am a self-taught mixed media abstract artist currently working in fluid art. I was drawn to fluid art because of its free-flowing process. What I didn’t realize was I had to let go of any preconceived ideas of having total control over the movement of the paint. I had to “go with the flow” which has not been an easy for me to do. In my mixed media abstract artwork, I have control and a very specific direction of where each piece of work is going. In fluid art, the paint has a mind of its own and tends to go where it wants to.
I’ve always been attracted to lively, vivid colors. Most of my pieces showcase my love of color. Bright colors bring me joy and simply make me happy. It has taken a lot of trial and error to find my perfect product-to-paint ratio and finding which colors work well together and which ones do not. Fluid art has become a relaxing release for me. Release of everyday stress, emotions, and frustrations."
– Deborah Beenken, DeBe Creative Art