Every first Friday downtown Franklin hosts the Franklin Art Scene art crawl. It’s a chance for folks to be artsy fartsy and tour the art galleries and studios of downtown Franklin and The Factory. You can ride the cute free trolley on the tour as it stops at all the studios and galleries. But what most peeps don’t know is that at the factory you can actually drop your kids off at Third Coast Clay, the awesome make-your-own pottery place. Yep. Drop the kids off, let them make something, get a glass of wine and tour the galleries and studios at The Factory. What a fun successful night in the studio. I always love using my “SOLD” stickers Right now I am busy creating getting ready for next month’s event. I love summer because things move just a little slower and I gives me time to think about what I want to create next.
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!