Deonna Janone

Artist Statement

I paint what I see.

I desire for viewers to be drawn into a visual metaphor - to gain a fresh appreciation for the coexistence of mystery and substance.

I paint works that embrace mystery in its fluidity - and substance in concept and construction. I seek to speak a narrative of healing, love, and acceptance. Willingly sifting through layers of being, wrestling with chaos that tries to assert itself as triumphant - choosing to be a channel for the Cosmos whose very existence uplifts and holds us all together in raw, deep, beauty.

I am a whole soul artist intent on creating art that serves others in it’s honest attempt to display the ultimate triumph of Love.

I see what I know.


December 2017 - Get Well Soon, Small Works Show

Summer 2017 - Fluid, Monthly Exhibition at Gallery43

Summer 2017 - Emerging Artist Show at Anne Irwin Fine Art (exhibiting as Deonna Bettis)

Summer 2016 - Emerging Artist Show at Anne Irwin Fine Art (exhibiting as Deonna Bettis)

Ongoing Projects

#paintedliterature - A Visual Library.

#looselyheldflorals - As things were for a moment. As they ever shall be.

Charitable Donations/Features

2018 Plywood People Art & Experience Auction

2018 - June 13: Carve Out Time For Art Interview/IG Takeover

2017 Hope Heals Camp Art Auction


2008 M.S. Urban Policy Studies & Nonprofit Management.

2002 B.A. magna cum laude International Affairs. Minors in Economics, Foreign Policy, and English.