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Dean Shelton’s Bio

Dean Shelton, an Arkansas native, recalls, “I‘ve been interested in art as
long as I can remember.” After a tour with the U.S. Navy following high
school, Dean enrolled in Arkansas Tech. The professors saw his talent and
 guided him toward commercial art with an emphasis in drawing and design.

At Tech, Dean studied under Steven Naegle who strongly influenced his 
painting techniques and introduced him to watercolors. He received BS in 
Fine Arts from Tech and continued his studies at the Art Center College of 
Design in Los Angeles before moving to Nashville, where he was a freelance 
illustrator for 30 years.

Dean began to shift his focus toward Fine Art in 2002, and currently
 maintains a studio in Fairview, Tennessee. He is a member of The Chestnut
 Group and the Tennessee Watercolor Society. His work is shown at Richland 
Fine Arts in Nashville, Tennessee and The Laurel Leaf in Leipers Fork,


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