Darla Bostick

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Deanna Thibault
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Workshop Information


Deanna Thibault Workshop

Bold & Colorful!

July 19 - 21, 2021


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!

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.

She belong to several art associations, including:

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



$175 for SWA Members

$200 for Non-Members

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SWA Members enter our 2021 International Exhibition

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Members' Exhibition in the Fall of 2021.

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