Conti, Deanna

Professionally working in mixed media, textiles, sculpture, stainglass, kiln-formed glass, woven tapestry, glass mosaics

In Deanna Conti, North Queensland has one of Australia's major tapestry artists. An artist who raised a traditional skill to the level significant in modern art.

Deanna studied both art and sculpture on a full time and part time basis at RMIT University Melbourne. Later she studied under Jack Louitt, a noted master weaver for the past 35 years with Marquis of Bute and Gobelin Artelier, France.

Along with her own designs she has completed commissions for other Australian artists - Leonard French, John Olsen, Clifton Pugh, Frank Werther, John Corburn and Tibor Hubay. The artist has lived off Timana Island, 3 miles off Dunk Island for the past 30 years. It is here this environmental influence is reflected in both her designs and luminous colours.