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About DeAnne 

I, DeAnne Smith, am currently a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art expecting my Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2024. I am a visual artist who loves to paint with acrylic and utilize vibrant colors, create flow in my art with shapes and patterns, and loves to expand in multiple ranges of sizes for my pieces, but mainly large-scale. I love to create abstract paintings and am deeply influenced with my surroundings such as music and nature. Form, pattern, lines, color, and flow of movement is highlighted in my work alongside with natural references. I aspire to have exhibitions throughout my native community, Cleveland, Ohio, and to encourage others to express themselves in a therapeutic practice of painting.

EXHIBITIONS:

VIBE - solo exhibition - 6/6/2023 - 8/31/2023

Outlined in Black - group exhibition - Akron Black Artist Guild, 10/14/2023 - 11/19/2023

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