Earlier this year, I was approached in my studio by acclaimed builder Jack Thomasson of HGTV to create a custom piece of artwork for the uber cool media room of the 2014 HGTV Smart Home in Nashville. Jack works with HGTV to produce the HGTV Dream Home, and the HGTV Smart Home, focusing on eco-friendly […]
If there’s one thing we Southerners know, it’s barns. And fences. And rust. Lots of rust. For the past several years, the subject of Historic Preservation has been near and dear to my heart. So last year when I was asked to donate a Live Event Painting during the 40th Anniversary of The Heritage Foundation […]
Thrilled that one of my paintings was chosen for the All-American Cottage, This Old House | Southern Living Showcase Home in Greenville, South Carolina, The painting chosen was a beautiful 30 x 40 of an old country church, entitled If Grace is True. There’s just something about the simplicity of this motif that draws us […]
Just catching up a bit! A quick thank you shout-out to the following blogs/media outlets for featuring my work: Artsy Forager The Art Selectress This Old House/Southern Living Showcase home, The 2013 All American Cottage, Greenville, S.C. Houzz.com Art Galleries & Artists of the South Magazine, selected as the winner for the ‘Best […]
So excited and honored Artsy Forager “found the artsy” this month with my recent paintings, and named me featured artist of the month! Thank you Artsy Forager! Check it out! artsy forager | finding the artsyartsy forager | finding the artsy.
Recent blog post featuring Fine Art by Deann by none other than The Art Selectress! Click here to read all about it! The Art Selectress.
Just wanted to share a few pictures from The Harding Art Show, held every year here in Nashville, Tennessee. Marking the 38th year of Middle Tennessee’s premier art event, the 2013 show once again highlighted fine art available for purchase from approximately 70 artists from throughout the United States. This show always brings a fun crowd and we […]
This is the tale of two artsy mice. One mouse had a studio in the country where she painted the rural world around her, little churches, dirt roads, and windflowers in the soft, pale colors of clay and straw. Then, one day, another artsy mouse came to work in her studio. This mouse was different, […]
Love what you do and do what you love, and I’m telling you, you will be a happier person. My “down” time, which usually happens in January, didn’t happen this year. Since Christmas things have been just as busy as ever, but I am doing what I love to do so it doesn’t seem like […]
As I close 2012 and reflect, I am thankful for another successful year. I set several goals for my business at the beginning of the year and I am proud to say I met every one of them. Business ventures this year included a new website, blog, new shows, traveling literally across the United States, […]
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!