I’ve been creating multimedia art for over 25 years – starting in high school with pen & ink work, to imaginary cartoon characters, children’s book illustration and eventually went on to paint as well as indulge in digital art and collage based, multimedia projects utilizing repurposed objects. Love to dabble in impromptu crafting – recently, made a “map” bowl, using form and old Atlas maps! So fun! I also have a business called Pop Art Pets – Custom Pet Art. Clients provide me with photos of pets, people or even a hedgehog (yup, had one of those for subject matter) and I provided 4 different pop art images for them to select from, the final selection ends up on canvas. Different size canvas varieties, super fun colors, great gifts and/or memorials.
Yes! I have an online web gallery (deenasart.com). In addition to my acrylics, digital and multimedia works on canvas and wood, I also sell custom Pop Art Pets canvases as well. During Covid, all my sales are online – prior to that, I exhibited across the valley, did presentations and a variety of shows for both my fine art and Pop Art Pets.
Typically, an art supply store is a great place for most any tool for the work I do. I also love to surf the net for antiques, findings, reclaimed wood and retro images to collage, paint and work with. Paints, brushes, canvas, etc., due to Covid are all online ordering – which is ok, because who doesn’t love getting a package!!
That’s kinda hard….every time I sit down to create, it’s an individual, isolated experience, each time as exciting as the time before. I’m inspired by life and the incredible journey we are all on. So much to take in and filter into the craft of art. So, for me, painting a feeling, interesting experience, nature, or whatever inspires me is always just the best!
Me/my work both fine art and Pop Art Pets have been featured in a variety of local publications from SoScottsdale magazine, AirPark News, Phoenix Jewish News, Phoenix Art, and many local newspapers. I’ve also been featured online and been awarded honorable mentions for some of my pieces.