"The Old Homestead" by Dee Beard Dean

“The Old Homestead”

Oil on linen

20 x 24 in.

$3680, available at Hagan Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina

Dee Beard Dean is a nationally-recognized artist who has been painting since childhood. She was raised in the countryside of northern Indiana and began her formal studies at Grand Rapids College, Kendall College of Art and Design, and the New York Academy of Art.

In her early years, Dee was a well-known fashion designer manufacturing her own clothing line with a national label which sold to over 450 stores throughout the US. Dee later escaped the hectic lifestyle of the fashion world and went back to her first love, painting.
She is a passionate and prolific artist who has studied with many renowned artists and is recognized for her painterly landscapes and portraits. Her greatest inspirations have come from painting en plein air where her eye for color and composition, and her elevated senses, guide her in creating paintings filled with evocative light and dramatic shadows. Her highly collectible work hangs in corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

Dee is a member and founder of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE), a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, an Honorary Signature Member of International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and members of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, and Eastern League of Professional Artists. Dee finds it both a joy and a privilege to share her knowledge and talent with students through plein air and studio workshops across the United States and abroad.

She has received many awards at juried art competitions, and has been published in many regional and national journals. Dee and her husband, Dr. Nicolai Chalfa, live in Charleston, SC and annually host an Art Trip to a different country.  Her life and her work are recorded in her book “Painter By Providence”  written by Michelle Morton.

View more of Dee’s work at www.DeeBeardDean.com.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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