The artist's first exhibition in the Southeast, 22 April - 20 May 2023

If you missed the opening of Elaine Coombs' exhibition "Untethered" on Saturday 22 April, there is still time to see this wonderful show, which marks Coombs' first in the Southeast. Elaine is a renowned Canadian painter based in San Francisco whose paintings explore the changing nature of the sky. For the artist, the exhibition’s title untethered “encompasses feelings of freedom, joy, and lightness.” Elaine greeted many well-wishers and collectors during the crowded event. We hope you'll make the opportunity to see her show, which is on view through 20 May, Mon-Sat, 11-5. 

See the exhibition online.

March 2023: Julie Naima.  We welcome to the gallery the stunning, exuberantly colorful, and crisp abstractions of Canadian painter Julie Naima, who lives and works in Quebec, Canada. A self-taught artist, Julie spent years discovering what inspired her practice: positive emotions expressed visually through organic shapes and solid high-contrast colors. She draws her inspiration from nature, her travels, and the imaginary worlds of children’s literature. Julie's work is now in collections throughout the English-speaking world.

Greg Decker's New YouTube Series

Folllowing the alphabet in a trip through culture

March 2023: Join Greg Decker as he explores art, culture, history, and music one letter at a time. This video looks at Ottororino Respighi and his beautiful music piece Ancient Airs and Dances as well as a beautiful painting demo and a poetry reading. View the first in his series on YouTube, here. 

Two New Artists: Callum Francis and Greg Decker

March 2023: Callum Francis is an exciting and exceptionally gifted young Australian painter joining the gallery's roster in March. Despite his early love of drawing and painting, Callum only discovered abstraction while attending university in Brisbane. Its effect on him was immediate. He recalls, “I remember sitting in the first lecture on abstract expressionism and just being overwhelmed. The scale, the intensity, and the color resonated with me." For Callum, color is a personal experience, and his choice of color reflects his response to his environment or feelings evoked from his experience.

Feb 2023: GREG DECKER is widely acknowledged as an American master and a painter of rare abilities. A professional painter for decades, Greg was raised in the African country of Congo, an experience that still shows through in his work along with his extensive knowledge of European art, music, and literature. Greg has led classes at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. "Greg Decker is a visionary painter.  His work epitomizes the passion that comes from a deep love of art, poetry, and music. His paintings show how art is both the consolation for and the voice of a lifetime's experience.” 

—Julyan Davis

News from Photographer Mary Anne Mitchell


Atlanta photographer Mary Anne Mitchell, whose intriguing and haunting exhibition/installation "Dreamscape" was shown in the gallery in late 2019, has been named by YourDailyPhotograph.com as one of the "Hot 100" photographers of 2022. Her work is in collections across North America and Europe, as well as Dubai and Taiwan,  

News from Artist Jaynie Crimmins

Jaynie Crimmins is currently at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation - a residency in Taos, New Mexico. The Foundation offers three months of rent-free and utility-paid housing to people who specialize in the creative arts. There are eleven artist casitas, or guest houses, that are fully furnished and provide residents with a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors.  The Foundation accepts painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, photographers, and filmmakers of national and international origin.

Crimmins is a sculptor who repurposes bits of shredded paper that she rolls, folds, sews, and fabricates into exquisitely detailed and intimate sculptural reliefs.

News from Artist Carl Linstrum

From August 8-September 5, Carl Linstrum was an Artist in Residence at Cove Park, an international artist residency site near Glasgow in western Scotland.  During this intensive four-week residency, Carl developed 7 new paintings in his recent 'Fade' series as well as 4 new paintings in the ongoing 'Habitats' series, all inspired by and directly related to visual documentation captured during his time in Scotland.  In addition to painting, Carl also worked in drawing media, watercolor sketching, photography, and short-form video.  In and around travels and long studio days, Carl enjoyed numerous conversations and studio visits with fellow residents at Cove Park, including sculptors from Indonesia and Finland,  a climate-change activist from Finland, a musician/researcher from Pakistan, a writer from Australia, and dancers, choreographers, artists, musicians, writers, and podcast producers from all over Scotland.

Terri Dilling: Learning Cyanotype

Terri Dilling is introducing the cyanotype process in a workshop for the Atlanta Printmakers Studio.

The cyanotype was one of the first photographic printing processes invented, 180 years ago. When light-sensitive paper is exposed to light, a blue-printed stain appears. The process is one that appeals to photographers, painters, and designers.
Dilling explores two techniques: The first technique involves using objects placed on light-sensitive paper, objects such as leaves, feathers, dried flowers, etc. The second process uses transparencies, which function like a photo negative. In her own work, Dilling uses various techniques to create one-of-a-kind "paintings" through her mastery of application and 

exposure to sunlight.  


Exhibitions, September 2022

September Exhibition

Living Color: Paintings by Sherry Czekus & Cat Tesla

Opens 17 September, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The gallery's September exhibition presents two contrasting artists who create paintings filled with color. Canadian artist Sherry Czekus (pronounced sack-us) paints insightful color-blocked images of pedestrians in fleeting, momentary groupings. Her figures are always faceless, reduced to the colors and shapes of their apparel, their poses communicating their personalities. This is Sherry's first exhibition to the southern USA. 


Cat Tesla’s work, by contrast, requires little introduction to Atlanta audiences. Cat's bold yet nuanced abstractions are organic, originating in or inspired by nature. Glowing with color, Tesla’s paintings are built up in layers, using techniques of both painting and drawing. 

The exhibition opens on Saturday 17 September and continues through 15 October. The gallery will host a reception for the exhibition during the Miami Circle Gallery Stroll on 17 September, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.




Painting with Light 


Cyanotype is a process that creates a cyan-blue print through exposure to UV light. It is a classic process first developed in the 1800s. However, Atlanta artist Terry Dilling's unique and painterly approach transforms a traditional method into a contemporary expression in one-of-a-kind works that look deceptively like watercolors. 



Luscious Lushness


Atlanta artist Elizabeth Sheppell's love of color and texture leads her on a journey every time she takes up her palette knife. Building up and smoothing down are part of her working through a painting to its finished state. A true colorist, Elizabeth works in palettes from muted to electric, pushing herself in her methods and materials until she finds a thrilling "rightness."



Painter of Quietude


"Much of [Belgian artist Mathieu] Weemaels' artwork reflects his incredible talent as a draftsman and pastellist. His naturalistic sensibilities respect the world as he finds it and seek to find the most compelling pictorial truths. Keen observation combined with the right abstraction for a selected view of commonplace household items staged to both surprise and delight us with his contemplative visual poetics." 

--Painting Perceptions

One of the most outstanding European artists of his generation, Christopher Le Brun has devoted considerable energy to working on paper. We’re excited to offer a dozen pieces from the artist’s studio, which have come to us through our long personal association with the artist. We're presenting them in an online exhibition only, although the works are available for viewing at the gallery. All are framed. This summer Le Brun had an acclaimed solo exhibition in London, and he will exhibit in Los Angeles this fall.


"Le Brun employs a mastery of touch and color alongside a profound understanding of art history and a wide range of visual, musical, and literary sources. He has remained consistent in adhering to what he feels to be the essential poetry and pleasure of painting for its own sake, led by intuition and visual imagination and resistant to external justification."    --Lisson Gallery









The Philadelphia Museum of Art has just acquired three platinum/palladium prints for the museum's permanent collection of photography by photographer Frank Hunter.


The prints are Maple Branch, Sunflowers #52, and Tree Roots. Middleton Place Plantation (shown)




Thomas Deans Fine Art: Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in contemporary paintings, historical and contemporary works on paper, and selected photography and sculpture




Thomas Deans Fine Art: Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in contemporary paintings, historical and contemporary works on paper, and selected photography and sculpture

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