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 […]
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 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!