Deann Cumner

I have been painting for as long as I can remember, and started art classes when I was about 4 years old.

However, as time went on, I approached my art in a more professional manner, becoming involved in exhibitions and competitions.

I have held, over that period of time, many solo and combined exhibitions, and received art prizes and awards throughout Queensland, in particular, Brisbane, rural, coastal and hinterland areas.

Years ago, I had my own gallery in Maleny, but I now work from my studio at our farm, ‘FIG TREE HILL’ in Booroobin, south of Maleny. I have also exhibited at many galleries, including Main Street Gallery Montville; Holden’s Gallery, Maleny; “Cool Art Gallery”, Coolum Beach; Sine Design, Peregian Beach; Gallery 2 and several others in Brisbane: David Mackay Harrison Galleries Ballina, and many more.

I have works hanging in private collections throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, France, Canada, U.S.A. and the U.K.

My work is mostly quirky, figurative Genre work, painted in a contemporary style. Often the paintings feature characters from another place or time, sometimes with a touch of whimsy, history, humour or satire. In almost every case, the subject matter is entirely imaginary. I very rarely paint from life, or in a representative mode.

Occasionally, I paint Still Life – once again mostly imaginary. Other work includes whimsical landscapes, seascapes, or cityscapes; charcoal and graphite drawing, usually nudes, sketched from life, and abstracts in various media.

I enjoy using a variety of materials, usually in combination, as mixed media. They include oils, oil pastels, tar and shellac, collage, acrylics, inks, watercolours, etc. The work is in the main, done on stretched canvas, board, heavy card or paper.

I hope to continue in my artistic endeavours, and in the process, bring enjoyment to those who view or purchase my work.

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    Goddess in Gold

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    Tahitian Bride

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    The Chaperone 1

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    The Chaperone 2

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    The Snake Whisperer

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    The Bridal Tattoo


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