Growing up as part of a military family, Deanne moved from Labrador to Manitoba and finally Saskatchewan. She became a professional dancer after graduation which took her from Toronto to Vancouver. She has been a resident of Edmonton since 2003, raising a family and running her own business as an RMT. With family spread from coast to coast, she and her family continue to travel Canada, visiting their favourite people and places.
Deanne fell in love with art at a young age, engaging with many different mediums. She began teaching herself how to work with wool in 2017 and started needle felting in 2020. What began as a passionate hobby grew into a full-time endeavour. Her pieces are full of vibrant colour and texture and depict a wide range of Canadian landscape with a special focus on Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Her work has been featured in House & Garden UK magazine and The Square Foot Show and exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta, The Alberta Craft Council, the Gathering Threads Fibre Festival, NOA Gallery, the Edmonton Public Library and Harcourt House Gallery. She engages with the community as part of YEG Artwalk, Strathearn Artwalk, the Budding Art Collective and numerous art fairs in and around Edmonton.
Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.