September is an odd little month, isn’t it? The kiddos go back to school, summer isn’t quite over, yet Fall has yet to really begin. The still warm and long days and cooler nights are perfect for taking a country road trip! Winding down dirt roads, sun on your face and wind in your hair, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Best. Job. Ever. When a friend of mine called to see if I could paint the 40th Anniversary party for her parents, I thought it was a great idea. The painting was a gift to the parents from the siblings to remember this special occasion, and the party took place under a full moon, twinkling […]
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 U 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. I do life 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 if you would like to stop by and see me at The Factory, just email me at [email protected] so I can be sure not to miss you!