Sarnoff's Featured Artist of the Month - Deanna Thibault

Deanna's Personal Statement

My work ranges from impressionism to abstraction. It is always full of design, color and pattern. Many of my paintings begin with black ink line using a technique called blind contour drawing. In this technique, you look only at the objects as you draw, not at the paper, letting your eye move along shapes and edges in the objects, letting your hand follow your eye as you draw. This technique often creates whimsical shapes. Working very spontaneously, to these shapes I add fresh, bold color, pattern and texture using watercolor and acrylic paints, and then apply hand-painted collage papers for additional pattern and color. As a result of this process, many people describe my work as having great black and white graphics with color and design that sizzles!

Recently, with the help of the staff at Sarnoff's Art & Writing in Tucson, I've developed a new process that allows me to frame my canvas and paper-based work without glass or plastic glazing. This process essentially seals each layer of my work — painting, mat and backing — with several layers of clear acrylic gel medium. When dry, these layers are assembled into a "sandwich" using a heat mounting process. The finished piece permanently fuses backing, mat and painting, and imparts an interesting non-reflective texture that is also protective. These works are then framed without glazing; in the case of works on gallery-wrapped canvas, they are ready to hang.

Please inquire about prints for any of the art you see here - just tell me about what size you want, and it can be custom made for you

Why I Shop at Sarnoff

For years I have developed a relationship with Henry and the staff there, they helped me develop what I do in my finished art today, and how my work is presented in my t-bo mount.  They work hard to deliver what the artist needs, get supplies that are not in the store and to wait on you with kindness and respect.  A few years ago I started working with Henry to connect with more of the artist and guilds, and to work with a stronger demonstration program.  I also have helped with his demo's at his sale weekends the Expos. I learn alot at these and share with many other artist, it has been a great reward for me to learn and share about how to use many New Products in the ART WORLD.

What Deanna Thibault Is Doing Right Now

Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild ART GALLERY The SAWG GALLERY
River Center Plaza (River and Craycroft)
EXPERIMENTAL SHOW  Tue Ap 8- Sun May 4   (Gallery Open Tue -Sun 11-4).
Deanna Will be showing  "Circling Around"   and "Purple Ladies"
Meet the Artist Thur Ap 10th  5PM- 7PM

April 12 and 13 ONLY  10-5
Thibault Studio
1566 W. San Lucas Dr. Tucson AZ 85704
Deanna Opens her Studio to show her work and 3 other Artist: Amex, Angle and Gaeta

April 4 - June 8 "Going with the Flow" Exhibit TOHONO CHUL GALLERY
Reception Meet the Artist Fri May 2 5:30-7:30 Daily  Hours 8AM-5PM
7366 N. Paseo del Norte Tucson AZ. 85704 "

Thibault will be showing this SUMMER May 5-June 29 and July 22-Oct 12

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 35 years, including teaching classes in Europe and the Cook Islands. Currently she teaches in her Tucson, Arizona home studio, and the Performing Arts Center in Green Valley.  Deanna also teaches workshops for groups anywhere in North America.
Organization Memberships:
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (Saguaro Fellow)
Arizona Aqueous, Tubac (signature member)
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (signature member)
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (signature member)
Arizona Watercolor Association
San Diego Watercolor Society
West Texas Watercolor Society (signature member)
Southern Arizona Fine Artist Guild

Deanna Thibault

Deanna is represented by the following galleries:

Petroglyphs Gallery
212 South Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

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



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