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The Inspiration

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.  To me, the heart and soul of the South is found in its people and places and my work reflects the warm hearts and weathered faces of its folk, the sweetness and elegance of its landscape. From my studio inside the historic Factory at Franklin, among the old barnwood walls and cement floors, I continue to add layer upon layer to my own uniquely Southern story.



Deann Teaser from Keith Holt on Vimeo.

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