Every year, during the first weekend of October, I load up the trailer with my artwork and head to beautiful historic Old Louisville, to participate in the St. James Court Art Show. Nestled among the nation’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show ® was voted best art show in the […]
Wanted to share a few recent completed live event paintings. These events were so fun to be at, and paint the “party” scene as it was happening! Enjoy!
It’s been a while since I last posted, mostly due to the fact that the last part of the summer I was absolutely slammed with art camps, shows, getting my 5 year old ready for kindergarten, all while managing gallery inventory, creating new works for my fall 2012 collection, and trying to get at least […]
Today I wanted to share a recent blog post that Lesley Frenz over at Artsy Forager did on my work. As a lifelong lover and student of the visual arts, Lesley created the blog, Artsy Forager, as a way to showcase some of the amazing artwork and artists that she meets both virtually and face […]
As Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. I couldn’t agree with this more. It’s July at the studio… and you know what that means?! Art Camp time! This year we are doing a country and western theme, “Cowgirls & Canvas”. […]
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 […]
Another successful live event painting! The event was a wedding reception held at the beautiful stables on the grounds of Cheekwood, a botanical gardens here in Nashville. I am getting lots of inquiries on how I go about doing a live event painting. I first go to the event site earlier in the day to […]
Just finished a whirlwind trip to Manhattan to do gallery research in Chelsea and Soho, and also to visit Surtex, the national annual art licensing show. I have attended Surtex before, but every year is new and different and Whew! My brain is actually spinning from all the ideas, inspiration, and creativity. Continuing existing publishing […]
After months of prepping, painting, tagging, and inputting inventory, it’s finally here! The Harding Art Show. Now in my 8th year as a participating artist, this show is always one of my favorites. A few pics from the show this year…
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 […]
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!