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Yellow Flowers, Mixed Media Art by Deanna Thibault
"Yellow Flowers", 38th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Show

What Deanna Thibault Is Doing Right Now

Deanna's "Yellow Roses" was shown at the prestigous 38th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition in 2013. This show was hosted by the Southwestern Watercolor Society of Dallas, TX. Now that she lives in North Texas, Deanna hopes to join this society very soon.

Deanna, five other Tucson water media artists and well known Tucson photographer Don Knight regularly show at various venues in Southern Arizona. These shows present a selection of Don's photographs and interpretations by the six artists. The artworks are displayed in pairs, one photo with the intrepretive painting of it. Deanna will continue to show with this group when she can. Don's website, Art Inspirations shows the current show status and many examples of the work.

The following four images show Deanna's process to get from Don's photo to a painting. The first two are the photos of a mother and baby Javelina. The next is the blind contour drawing, used to proceed to the finished painting. Finally, the finished painting, using water color, acrylic, and hand painted collage papers.

Following those four images are a photo and finished painting of a road runner, done in a very similar fashion.

Javalena Mother

Javalena Mother, Photo by Don Knight

Javalena Baby

Javalena Baby, Photo by Don Knight

Blind Contour Drawing

Javalena Blind Contour Drawing, by Deanna Thibault

Lady In Red

Lady In Red, Mixed Media Art by Deanna Thibault

The Road Runner

Road Runner, Photo by Don Knight

The Road Runner

The Road Runner, Mixed Media Art by Deanna Thibault

Deanna is represented by the following galleries:

Uptown Arts, John G. Campbell Gallery
127 E. Pearl St.
Granbury, TX 76048

Lake Granbury Art Association, Shanley House Gallery
224 N. Travis St.
Granbury, TX 76048

The Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery
River Center Plaza, Suite 131
5605 E. River Road (River & Craycroft Tucson, AZ 85750

Deanna has received numerous awards and honors, and has had work accepted in many prestigious national and international shows. These have included the highly competitive Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Annual Shows and the Arizona Aqueous in Tubac, AZ. In 2009, she received the Dana Bartlett award at the National Watercolor Society All Member Show.

Deanna is available to do contemporary commissioned work in her own style.


B.A. - California State University, Fresno, CA

Teaching Credentials:
Secondary and Adult Education: Arizona, California, Kansas

Teaching Experience:
Deanna has taught art to adults for more than 40 years, including teaching classes in Europe and the Cook Islands.  She will take up teaching again soon in North Texas.  Deanna also teaches workshops for groups anywhere in North America.  See the Classes and Workshops page for details.

Organization Memberships:
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) - Saguaro Fellow
Arizona Aqueous, Tubac - Signature Member
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS) - Signature Member
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) - Signature Member
Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA)
West Texas Watercolor Society (WTW) - Signature Member



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