About Deanne Marie Lenehan and Lenehan Studios, “Best of Baltimore Decorative Artist”

my headshotI founded Lenehan Studios llc as Deelite Design in the fall of 2000 while working as a first year high school art teacher. Since then I’ve been honing my skills as a decorative artist and went full time in 2008.  I have focused my business on providing quality murals, faux finishes, decorative painting, trompe l’oeil, and commissioned fine art for my clients.

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Career Highlights:

  • Trompe L’oeil and Faux Marbre Intensive with Jean Luc Sable and Pierre Finkelstein, Paris France, 2013
  • Founder, ArtWalk and the Ellicott City Arts Coalition, 2012
  • Voted “Best of Baltimore, Decorative Artist,” 2011
  • Directed 30 fellow artists on crew for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Baltimore City, 2010
  • Baltimore Symphony Decorator Show House, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Ellicott City Decorator Show House, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • One of 6 selected artists for “The Dreaming” Practicum, with Shared Vision non-profit founder William Cochran, 2006
  • Select Course Work: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Maryland College of Art and Design, Baltimore.
  • Bachelors of Science in Art Education, Cum Laude, Towson University, May 2000
  • Undergraduate Study Abroad Art Program: Florence, Italy, Towson University

Media and Publications:

  • Show houses 2: A Decorator’s Tour, Jeffrey B. Snyder, Editor; Schiffer Publishing
  • Modello by Design Volume 2, Modello Designs
  • PWC Magazine,
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Howard Magazine
  • The Country Chronicle
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • Carroll Magazine
  • Carroll County Times
  • Grapevine Magazine
  • Slate online magazine
  •  HGTV’s “My Big Amazing Renovation”
  • WJZ,
  • WBAL.











2 Replies to “About”

  1. Dee has just finished a wonderful scene in our main bathroom. She has a great talent and the mural is elegant with its great heron and wonderful osprey in a marsh setting. Thank you, Dee, for your fantastic artistry. We recommend Dee’s work to everyone wanting something different added to their home decor.
    Charmaine and Dann

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