Ongoing art exhibits
This series of paintings includes many pastels, several oils, and one acrylic, depicting strong, exaggerated patterns of color, highlights and shadows. Diana loves stretching these elements of art to emphasize her love of the natural world. She uses her own photos taken throughout the seasons as inspiration for her paintings.
Pastels are sticks of pure pigment used in light layers on pastel paper. “Artists are like magicians, creating the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat surface,” said Diana. “I love how light reflects each stroke of pastel, like a prism, when one doesn’t rub the pigment with their fingers, which makes a flat appearance.”
Diana’s paintings have been included in many juried shows throughout the USA and in many solo exhibits. She’s a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, based in New York City. Her work is displayed on a regular basis at Stone’s Throw Gallery in Bayfield, and at Moondeer & Friends Gallery in Boulder Junction. Her note cards are available in several shops in our region. She teaches art workshops for adults in spring, summer and fall in Cable and Hayward.
In 2012, Savage Press published her first full-length book of poetry and paintings, Beacons of the Earth and Sky. Prior to that, they published a smaller chapbook of her work. Her individual poems have been published in many magazines and publications.
“I love living in a mini artist colony, a community of artists all within a few miles of one another on Blue Moon Road in the Cable/Drummond region.” Diana’s Once in a Blue Moon Studio in Drummond was open for 10 years during the annual Blue Moon Art Tour. Last summer she joined the CHARAC art crawl for the first time. Please visit her studio August 10, 11 and 12 during this year’s art crawl. Her studio is also open by appointment throughout the year.