Every year, in the streets of beautiful downtown Franklin, Tennessee is the annual Main Street Festival, and attracts more than 100,000 visitors to the area. For several years, I had a booth in the show, but since I am a merchant and my work is permanently at The Shoppes on Main I get to not worry about being in a hot tent and instead paint in front of the store on the sidewalk and work my booth inside the store. We have so much fun and I love everyone who works there! There are a ton of cute booths in this store and if you live in the area and haven’t had a chance to swing by I highly suggest you do!
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!