I see my work as an attempt to explore the relationships between various color harmonies and surface textures. It is also a way for me to explore the range of possibilities allowed through my choice of materials. I don't seek to create mundane imagery and defend it with dense jargon. This may not be the popular view, but to me, a painting is not made with theory alone, the materials are the vital component. For inspiration, I look to my surroundings both figuratively and literally.
Detroit artist Debbee Lotito works in an array of mixed media, including acrylics, watercolor, ink, pastels, and pencil.
Lotito's consistently stunning works on paper fuse a subtle minimalism with organic figuration and translucent, bleeding waves of color. Her works are whimsical, expressive and engage the viewer via a lucid reservoir of imagination.