Last night I participated in an awesome first-time event right here in Nashville. It was called Art at the Artesia, and was a fine art event benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. It was a great concept, with attendees meeting 10 artists and viewing their works for sale all while touring five exclusive homes in the Artesia development overlooking Centennial Park with a stunning view of downtown Nashville. It was honored to be invited to participate, and was even more thrilled to see several of my pieces find new homes. I enjoy participating in fund raiser events like this one, especially for a cause that I believe in. It’s my way of giving back, because 25% of each art sale went to Ronald McDonald House.
About The Artist
Hi there! I’m Deann. I’m a painter. I traded in my corporate high heels for paint brushes years ago, and for the past decade have had an open working studio located in a once abandoned stove and mattress factory in beautiful historic Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. I love where I live, and in my paintings I seek to tell the stories of our collective past, the rich history of the South, and to inspire the viewer to listen to our ancestors voices and not just see but cherish our old places and the lives they have influenced. Formally trained at Auburn University and The Chelsea School of Art & Design, I use layer upon layer of palette knife texture that is reminiscent of tree bark and peeling barn paint. Gone are the days when country meant drab furniture and blue geese in the kitchen. (you know your grandmother had some) My work is the new country— Fresh, vintage chic, urban rustic, and a unique style that art collectors across the country are taking to. I live with my family on a mini-farm in Brentwood, Tennessee. We have lots of animals including a rooster named Colonel, who keeps the entertainment coming. I hope you enjoy my work, and I look forward to hearing from you!