Regann Hunt-Royster, a Texan native, has been painting for over 30 years, starting with dog portraits while in high school. Regann is married to Dave Royster and lives in East Tennessee with her beautiful dogs Andy, Maggie and Bentley. She gives full credit for her talent and ability to the Lord Jesus Christ and will always serve Him first in all she does.
Her business, Art Elegance, was created in 1999 and consists of Residential and Commercial murals, Faux Finishing, Animal artwork, Dog portraits and art inspired work of all kinds. Regann currently has work in the whole East Tennessee area all the way from Knoxville to Gatlinburg, all of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Dandridge, Jefferson City, Morristown, Rogersville, Kingsport, and up to to Johnson City, Bristol, and Elizabethton. Some of her work is currently residing in Charleston and the Mount Pleasant Visitors Center in Mount Pleasant South Carolina.
She is a member of International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) and has been involved with several local art organizations. She has also been able to be the leading artist on the Betsy Forney Art Project at Carson Newman University in Jefferson City where she has completed over 9 major areas of art and faux finishing. She has been participated with Knoxville Symphony Showhouse projects over the years and was a room winner in 2014. Regann also had the joy of working with a national television show called Tiny House Nation and was asked to paint a mural for their premier show filmed here in Maryville Tennessee.
Since starting in 1999, she has taken a variety of training from some of the top decorative art schools in the country in order to learn product and technique. Her creative resources cover the United States.
Here are a few:
Decorative Masters Institute – FL Certification of Master Instructor
Decorative Finishes Studio – KY including:
Martin Alan Hirsch – 5 different levels of Faux Finishing techniques
Melanie Royals – Modellos
Mike MacNeil –European Master Wood Graining and Marble
Rik Lazenby – Master Venetian
Morey Dunbar – Timeless Creations – Faux Finishes
Andrea Tober – Trompe L’Oeil Perspectives
Karen & Liz – Polished Portfolio of Faux Finishes
The Faux School – MD Ron Layman – Varied Faux classes
William Cochran – MD Master Trompe L’Oeil classes 1 and 2
Blair School of Airbrushing – SC Dru Blair classes
Chicago Institute/Artworks Spokane/Jennifer Pace Ornamentations – SC IDAL Varied Faux
Fine Art Finishes – TX Rodney Ray – Textures
Buon Fresco – DC Victoria Bingham – Exquisite Venetian Plaster
Architectural Enhancements – MN Decorative Concrete
Murals and More – TN Michael Cooper