Deanna Ehrhardt is an artist living in Northwest Indiana. In 1962 she was born in Brunswick, Maine. Her BFA was received from Indiana University through Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Twenty years later, she attended Valparaiso University and earned her Masters Degree in Education with Initial Licensure. In the fall of 2017, Ehrhardt returned to graduate school at Ball State University and is seeking her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership with Administrative Licensure. Currently she teaches Digital Design and Advanced Art at Michigan City High School.
In the past 30 years, she has exhibited in numerous shows in Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Ehrhardt has produced multiple commission art works, and donated countless art pieces to various community programs and fundraisers. Presently, she is partnering with Second Chances in NW Indiana to help raise funds and awareness for the local recovery community by creating commissioned art works. Recently, she completed 20 illustrations for a children’s book published 2017.
Her works are heavily influenced by years living in Chicago and NW Indiana tied to her family history and love for the east coast. Her passion is paint and collage and the texture these two mediums create.