DeAnn Melton earned her M.F.A. from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 1977. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions from the East Coast to the West. Her work has been published in books, newspapers and magazines, and featured in several television productions in Arizona. Melton and her husband, artist James Pringle Cook, maintain homes and studios in Tucson, AZ and Eskridge, Kansas.