Deanna White Studios

Biography

Deanna White began her education in art and design during her years at Humboldt State University, exploring diverse expressions such as sculpture, photography, theater costume design and puppetry, as well as the more traditional drawing and painting curriculum. She expanded her exploration of art by touring Europe, where she attended the Hohensalzburg Art Academy in Salzburg, Austria.
Deanna White’s painting style draws on the drama of her theater arts training. Magenta hills, cerulean skies and bright gamboge tree trunks adorn her fantasy expression of the Mid Willamette Valley, which she sees in the woods and gardens surrounding her rural home. Pastel landscapes, encaustic abstracts and collage currently make up most of Deanna White’s portfolio.
Deanna has been married for 36 years to her husband Glen and has three children. She has worked at many professions in her lifetime such as a woodshop instructor, dental assistant for 20 years, an antique dealer for 8, and worked as a MA for a Vascular Surgeon for 8 years. Concurrently for the last 15 years she has taught Watercolor, Encaustic and Pastel classes through Chemeketa College, Currents Gallery, SAA, Keizer Art Association and her home studio.
Her work can be seen at Currents Gallery, Camas Gallery, River Gallery and the Enid Joy Mount Gallery.