The Brush Guys are pleased to have Deb Antonick as our featured artist. Deb is a published artist, a Dynasty Artisan and a Coordinator Terrye French Designs "Painting with Friends".
I live in beautiful Penticton, British Columbia, Canada with my recently retired husband and 2 fur children. My husband and I have spent the past 2 years renovating my husband’s child hood home that was built by his father in 1946.
My painting journey began in 1990. From the first time I picked up a brush I was hooked. I painted for craft sales and taught classes at Michaels for 5 years. Since then I have gone on to be one of the original-founding members of Painting with Friends, the brainchild of my friend Terrye French. Terrye French is my greatest inspiration and I credit Terrye French’s encouragement and friendship for all of my success.
Sadly Terrye passed away in November 2014, she left a very large hole in my heart. With her family’s support I have continued on with the Painting with Friends and am very honored to continue my designs in her memory.
I am very proud to be a DecoArt Helping Artist and an FM Dynasty Brush Artisan.
My designs can be found in several back issues of Paintworks and Paint-it-Today Magazines as well as Bear with Us, Viking Wood Crafts, Cabin Crafters, CD Wood, Stockade and Artist Club. My first book was a joint venture with Terrye French for Painting with Friends called “Painting with Friends”. My second book and my first on my own is called and “A Touch of Primsey” was released in 2013. I released my second book “A Touch of Primsey 2” at the 2015 Las Vegas Painting convention in 2015.
Watch for some “how to” videos using some of my favorite tools and products in 2015 and 2016, along with projects in the new Pixelated Palette Online Magazine, Artist Club, Viking Woodcrafts, Patricia Rawlinson, Cupboard Distributing and Bear with Us. I have several conventions planned for 2016 including Vegas, HOOT and Seattle. If you are planning to attend any these, please stop by and say hi.
My favorite brushes are:
Dynasty Black Gold Series
The Decorator Series Mops and Dome blenders
Eye of the Tiger brushes for when I paint with Decoart Chalky Finish paints
And my favorite! The 1" & 2” White Bristle Palmers, the 1" filbert is my very very favorite.
You can contact me at:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook - www.facebook.com/deb.antonick
Website – www.paintingwithdeb.ca
PWF Website - www.etsy.com/shop/PaintingWithFriends