Ambassador of the Week: Deena S. Ball

Meet Deena S. Ball, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

“Where the Sky Meets the Earth” (watercolor, 21 x 14 in.)

Deena S. Ball is a nationally renowned landscape painter known for her innovative use of watercolor in combination with a textured ground and specialized surfaces. She received her BA in Art history and Studio Art from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and continued her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and 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 the annual publications of the watercolor book, Splash.

“Before the Rainbow- Iceland” (watercolor on textured ground — Strathmore Plate Bristol, 14 x 24 in.)

Amongst her most recents endeavors is the organization of Farm to Table Plein Air which received a PA Council of the Arts Project Stream Grant. She is a signature member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society and has been a board member for 10 years. and currently President. Deena is also a state juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and one of the founding members of the Haverford Guild of Craftsmen.

“Early Spring” (watercolor, 10 x 14 in.)

Deena maintains an active career as a teaching artist both for adults and children. She teaches at her studio, Wayne Art Center and Community Arts Center in addition to numerous workshops for various arts organizations through out the Northeast. Deena has been an artist in residence at the Please Touch Museum, Erdenheim School, Istanbul International School, Chester Charter School for the Arts and was the founding art teacher at the St. James School in Philadelphia. For more information regarding current exhibitions, upcoming shows, teaching engagements, and commissions, please visit

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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