Deana Khoshaba. American. Chicago. b. 1967
Deana Khoshaba is an abstract expressionist painter with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Dr. Khoshaba’s approach to painting is process-oriented and intuitive. Her technique is informed by several years of private study with artist, Rebecca George, founder of The Art House and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Deana's paintings draw viewers into an intriguing landscape of emotion. When beginning a painting, Deana explains, “ I seek only to express and evoke emotion; I utilize color, texture, and scale to express the joy and pain of the human condition, feelings that all of us identify with in one way or another.” In speaking with Deana, the sense one gets is that she is a gentle soul with a strong need for freedom of expression. “I paint what I feel, without concern for mainstream demands and trends. I try to remain free from ego and focused on gratitude to God for this beautiful and gratifying experience.