A bit about me as an Artist
As far as art in general, it's been a part of me as far back as I can remember, a few years back I began to show more of my passion publicly.
But it wasn't until a certain time in my life when I was introduced to clay. I still remember to the day when I first felt that cold bit of natural earthen clay. A dear friend placed it in my hands for the first time and said.."Just make something, I know you can." Since then clay has become a whole new world of infinite possibilities for me. I thank you..Ray.
From there things changed a bit in my artful perceptions..
Deana Tankersley Biography
I was born and raised in Ga.
I began sculpting at the age of six, what was commonly known to other peers my age as Play- Doh, became a versatile doorway to hands of imaginative proportions. Having an endless supply of this time consuming wonder, I could feel my way toward an animal, person, or what ever I was imagining at the time.
At times, things I made were kept and displayed. My grade school teacher did just that at the front hall display of the school. My parents were contacted to discuss possible art school.Due to modest income, my art desires were suppressed academically; however my passion remained.
My mother was a natural sketch artist;
she shared many shadowing and lighting techniques to capture the perfect essence of the subject at hand.
I often created in my private quiet moments which became fewer as adulthood meant responsibility to family and work.
My son was a wonderful gift carrying the art line thru music. Often stringed instruments became beautiful means of emotion that danced from his fingertips.
I have instilled artistic passion in him unknowingly.
He has come to appreciate and enjoy many famous artists before our time. We often stroll and gaze in wonder of a time and people who built such a creative and colorful perception of life in books, galleries, and museums.
I enjoy the outdoors; just a stroll thru a busy walkway can open creative
ideas. I find the human anatomy to be God’s art in motion . We are all indeed exquisite machinery.
My inspiration I would have to say is an ongoing controversial spirit meets emotion.
Intense love versus the right path on this daily journey we so lightly refer to as life.
1990 Prayer Girl large clay bust
1995 Fertility Goddess Clay unfinished.
2000 The Dancer Ceramic
2002 Sin Medium black ceramic hand with woman figurative.
2003 Nude Rose clay figurative woman in a rose flower sculpture.
2003 Western Romance
2004 Angelic Vows Ceramic Bronze
2005 Imagination Ceramic table bust.
2006 Inner Beauty Clay small figurative.
2006 Innocense clay small figurative.
2006 Sensuality Ceramic Figurative.
2007 Failed Intentions Somber partial face clay bust.
2007 Remstate Ceramic Figurative.
Woven clay basket with sculpted hands.
2009 Isabella Lifesize Figurative
2009 Angelic Vows
2010 Beauty Beneath The Surface Mermaid
2011 Wisdom Clay male bust
2011 Breaking The Silence clay figurative bust.
2011 A Mothers Love Ceramic hands figurative.
2011 Tropic Angel Clay figurative.
2011 Blind Angel Large clay figurative.
2012 His love clay figurative.
2014 Old Fisherman "Charleston"
2014 A Southern Belle
2015 Light the way large Clay Vessel
2015 Started "His Love" Life Size Bust Figurative
2016 Life size Clay woman nude Figurative Sculpture
2017 Life size Clay The Dancers
2018 Life size Clay Angel
2019 Life size Clay Bronze Resin Mermaid Titled Icy Siren
2020 Nauveena Life Size Clay Six ft.
Woman releasing a Dove.
Currently working on a life size clay hand sculpture titled His Love approximately four ft.
Now I create with all different types of mediums daily. It's just a part of who I am, and the passion in me.