Born in Manchester, Deborah Tarr studied painting at the Winchester School of Art, earning her BA in 1988. Since then, her beautifully designed abstract work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Britain. She has been represented by Cadogan Contemporary since 2002.


Within her highly developed visual language, Tarr explores the limits of her canvas; each painting is an authentic world of its own. Her creations are tangible and conceptual, borne of relationships between colour and texture. From pure abstraction to varying levels of representation, some pieces are clearly 'somewhere', while other works might refer to a moment in the artist's life. Tarr's range is vast, varied and personal, giving the viewer an insight into the environments the artist inhabits.