Digital artist Deanna Henion is intrigued by the idea of working with the traditional subject matter of landscape and interpreting it with the modern tool of the computer. While her images are rooted in reality, they are surreal. She paints feelings and emotions rather than subject matter. Henion's images are invitations to explore, meander into one's center, and spend some time in a daydream.
She creates her paintings entirely on a computer from her imagination, with no scanned materials or photographs. Using traditional painting techniques, Henion captures the movement of the composition and then begins applying color in multiple layers with a digital pen, a drawing tablet, and a computer screen. The images are printed using archival pigment inks and archival watercolor paper.
After a short career as an art teacher, Henion evolved into her digital art from several other media, including tapestry weaving, color theory instruction, oil painting, and copperplate engraving. With her degree in art as a launching pad, she began exploring the natural media program Painter in 1997. She is self-taught in both Painter and Photoshop.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Colorado, Denver, 2005 thru 2009
Saint Louis Art FAir, Missouri, St. Louis, 2007-2008
Plaza Art FAir, Missouri, Kansas City, 2007-2008
Des Moines Art Festival, Iowa, Des Moines, 2007 thru 2009
Cherry Creek Poster Award, Denver, Colorado, for the image Patchwork, 2005