Sunrise Gallop at Keeneland, 20×30 Oil on Canvas
Through the Maze, Chester Weber, WEG 2010, 20×24, Oil on Canvas
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Deanne Cellarosi is a Maryland artist, known for her portraits, local landscapes, and equine sporting art. Deanne was born in Austin, Texas. Her mother, Anne Adams Schmidt, writer and portrait artist, introduced her to art at an early age. She gave Deanne her first oil painting set when she was eight years old. Deanne immediately began to paint horses, her greatest love. Soon after, her mother sent her to Col. Boris LaBoux, a retired European Calvary officer for her first riding lessons.
While pursuing a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Biology at Case Western Reserve University, Deanne studied portrait painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She continued her art education at the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, DC. She was also designated as a certified copyist at the National Gallery of Art.
Additionally, Deanne has won several national and local awards for her art. Deanne held a solo exhibition in Washington, DC with over 40 paintings. She has participated in many juried shows including those of the American Academy of Equine Art and currently is on the AAEA Board of Directors and serves as Dean of Education. Deanne’s paintings hang in public venues in the United States and Italy, as well as the homes of private clients. Deanne draws her subjects from racing, eventing, fox hunting, and farm life. She also paints private commissions.
On a personal note, Deanne lives with her husband Mario in Darnestown, Maryland. She is an avid equestrian and rides today with her three daughters and her six grandchildren. She keeps her beloved thoroughbred mare, Grand Eloquence, at Wyndham Oaks, in Boyds, Maryland.
For more information, see www.dcellarosi.com. To contact Deanne: firstname.lastname@example.org.