About

 
Painting
Series
Current Series

 

Deffes's art is more than just a creative outlet, it is self therapy and self discovery.  Deffes uses introspection and expression to work through  trauma. The ongoing series, "Petals" takes each traumatic experience (a petal) apart and later will be putting them back together as an exhibition  (ie. putting the flower back together).

 

Deffes is working on a series of  Jacksonville, Florida night scenes after heavy rainfall. She paints the poetic relationship between reflections and the soft shadows in low light.

Mediums
  • Acrylic painting
  • Oil Painting
  • Charcoal
  • Soft Pastels
  • Graphite
Work​
experience​
Art Therapy Assistant 
GREAAT!, Alachua, FL
June 2014 - November 2015
  • Prepared and facilitated multi-medium art therapy lessons
  • Designed and constructed mural
  • lead the horses in equine-assisted therapeutic riding
Artist
Muto Art. Jacksonville, FL
August 2008 - Present
  • Exhibited at fine art festivals and network with local artists
  • Conduct class demonstrations on canvas stretching and painting with acrylics
  • Artwork published in the Florida Times Union
  • Constructed murals at various locations
  • Donate artwork to non-profit organizations
  • Exhibits at local establishments 
  • Takes commissioned artwork orders

Education
Florida State College At Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Associates in Arts

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

Docent Training
Florida State College At Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Associates in Arts

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

Docent Training
Community Engagement
Art Class Volunteer
Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, FL
Intermittently, (when needed)
Gainesville Fine Arts Association
GFAA Gallery, Gainesville, FL 
Previous member 2014-2015

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