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 http://thesouthern.gallery/get-well-soon/
Summer 2017 - Fluid, Monthly Exhibition at Gallery43 https://www.gallery43events.com/
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)
#paintedliterature - A Visual Library.
#looselyheldflorals - As things were for a moment. As they ever shall be.
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.