Deanna Bakale's Profile

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My art is inspired by and pays homage to the tradition of early American decorative tole painting. I live and paint in Williamsburg, Virginia, a wonderful place for those in a creative line of work. We are surrounded by the wonder of the past, historic architecture, and inspiring gardens.

I began painting professionally over thirty years ago as a way to work at home to be with my daughter; as a single mother, it was important to me to have a career that enabled me maximum time with her. Throughout my career, I’ve plied my trade at art shows, in specialty retail in Williamsburg’s historic Merchant’s Square, and now, through Etsy. Over time I have explored a variety of media and canvasses on which to paint, including vintage slate, decorative ceramic tiles, and currently on functional glassware and serving pieces.

I deeply enjoy…

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  • Born on December 29
  • Joined August 16, 2011

Favorite materials

glass and stemware, slate, tile, fabric, wood

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Hand painted glass for gifts, decor, and...

About

My art is inspired by and pays homage to the tradition of early American decorative tole painting. I live and paint in Williamsburg, Virginia, a wonderful place for those in a creative line of work. We are surrounded by the wonder of the past, historic architecture, and inspiring gardens.

I began painting professionally over thirty years ago as a way to work at home to be with my daughter; as a single mother, it was important to me to have a career that enabled me maximum time with her. Throughout my career, I’ve plied my trade at art shows, in specialty retail in Williamsburg’s historic Merchant’s Square, and now, through Etsy. Over time I have explored a variety of media and canvasses on which to paint, including vintage slate, decorative ceramic tiles, and currently on functional glassware and serving pieces.

I deeply enjoy painting on glassware, as my work is not only visually admired, but held and used up close. A lot of my work is very personal, and I am happy to converse with my customers to make sure the art they receive is unique and meaningful.

My special order work ranges from small orders like paired champagne flutes for guests at a local B&B, to personalized gifts for loved ones, to glassware for special occasions, holiday parties, or weddings, so that guests can take home a souvenir glass as a memento of the special day.

It's also very enjoyable to paint for people who just want to drink from pretty glasses in their home!

Thank you for stopping by my Etsy shop. Please let me know if I can do something special for you!





















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