Deena S. Ball
Visual Arts: Painting
Deena S. Ball is a nationally renowned landscape painter known for her innovative use of watercolors in combination with textured ground and specialized surfaces. She received her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Colby College in Waterville, ME and continued her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Tyler School of Art. Deena’s work is exhibited extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, and can be found in issues of “Watercolor Artist” and annual publications of “Splash”.
Amongst her most recent accolades are acceptance to the Plein Air Southwest Salon, first place in the Arts on the Avenue Gallery Landscape Show, the Daniel Smith Award at On Location: Artists at Brandywine, an honorable mention in the Small Works, Big Ideas – Beauty Gallery, Adirondack Award at the Saranac Lake Plein Air Festival, and being a featured Artist in Thos. Moser Philadelphia Showroom. She has participated in Bucks County Plein Air Festival, Castine Plein Air, Ocean Park Plein Air, Brandywine Plein Air and Farm to Table Plein Air festivals.
Deena maintains an active career as a teaching artist for both adults and children. She also started a program at Wayne Art Center for adults with brain injuries. She is regularly invited to conduct workshops, classes and presentations for art centers and artist associations, such as the Community art Center, Wayne Art Center, Main Line Art Center, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Haverford Guild of Craftsmen, Delaware Valley Art League and the Howard Pyle Studio Group. Her workshops range from basic drawing to advanced and experimental watercolor techniques. Deena has been an artist in residence at the Please Touch Museum, Chester Charter School for the Arts, International School in Istanbul and the Erdenheim School. She was the founding art teacher at the St. James School in Philadelphia and is now mentoring the new art teacher.
Deena is president of and a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. She is a signature member of The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and the Baltimore Watercolor Society, as well as a state juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Deena is one of the founders and organizers of Farm to Table Plein Air: bringing art to the table which received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Project Stream grant for 2017-2018. For more information regarding current exhibitions, upcoming shows, teaching engagements, and commissions, please visit www.deenasball.com