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, […]
Georgia on my mind these days! Artwork and high heels…ahhh. What a perfect combo! I am excited to announce that my artwork has been selected to the prestigious Saks Fifth Avenue Gallery display (in the shoe department!) at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta as part of Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art events, showcasing 23 of leading […]
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 […]
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!