Silhouettes NouvellesMixed Media - 24” H x 18” W x 1 3/8"
Dianne was employed as a teacher in Alberta in the 1970’s. She enjoyed an active pottery career in Victoria and Calgary in the 1980’s making high-fired, wheel thrown stoneware. The move to two dimensional art in the 1990’s and early 2000’s led her through several workshops in Calgary, Red Deer and Laguna Beach. These courses include drawing, watercolour, oriental brushwork, monotype, collage and acrylics.Dianne enjoys the richness of nature, winter and summer, by cross-country skiing and hiking. Travel provides a wealth of memories and reference material for her art.As a member of the Calgary Chapter of The Federation of Canadian Artists, Dianne has won several awards for her work in juried shows.She earned the signature status of “Associate of the Federation of Canadian Artists”, (AFCA), in March 2008. Dianne is also a member of The Leighton Art Centre.
My mixed media paintings express reality in a personal, non-traditional way. I work with little or no reference material. This way of working sends me on an engaging and, at times, daunting, voyage of discovery. I begin with an interesting motif in mind. Then I choose media which will best express that motif. I act intuitively as I experiment with hand-painted papers, acrylic mediums and paint. I may also use pencil crayons, graphite, inks or personally hand-carved rubber stamps to express my vision. When I paint realistic subjects in a more traditional manner, I use my original photos for initial inspiration. Using acrylics, I paint scenes from nature and buildings and travel. Ultimately, I hope the finished piece will convey my feelings about the subjects through exciting design, colour and brushwork.
2013 Calgary Retired Teachers’ Assoc. “Art Opens Minds” St Peter’s Anglican Church April FCA Mad About Art Haysboro Calgary November 3 2012 FCA, Mad About Art, Haysboro, Calgary, May 12 Calgary Retired Teachers’ Assoc. “Art Opens Minds” St Andrew’s United Church, April2011 Leighton Art Centre Christmas Show, Nov. – Dec. Honorable Mention , FCA Mad About Art, Haysboro, Calgary, November Third Prize, FCA Absolutely Art, Haysboro, Calgary, May 14 2010 Honorable Mention, FCA, Journey in Art, Resolution Gallery,Calgary, July Third Prize, Federation of Canadian Artists, Absolutely Art, Haysboro, May3 Calgary Retired Teachers’ Assoc. “Art Opens Minds” St Andrew’s United Church March2009 Calgary Retired Teachers’ Association “Art Opens Minds” St Andrew’s United Church March Leighton Art Centre, AB, 6th Annual Juried Members’ Show, May 29 – June 4th
Best of Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Absolutely Art, Haysboro, May 2 2008 Honorable Mention, Federation of Canadian Artists, Mad About Art, Haysboro, November 8 Best of Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Absolutely Art, Haysboro, May Honorable Mention, FCA, Journey in Art, Leighton Art Centre, AB, June 28 - Sept 6 “Associate” Signature status achieved, Federation of Canadian Artists, March 92007 Juried show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Mad About Art, Haysboro, November 3 Juried into Riverview Artists group, October 22 FCA Award, Federation Gallery, Artists’ Choice Show, Vancouver, BC, October 16-28 Leighton Art Centre, AB, Fifth Annual Juried Show and Sale, July to September 8 Federation Gallery, F.C.A. Landscapes Show, Vancouver, BC, Jan 30 – Feb 18 2006 Best of Show, FCA Winter Frost Show, Tuscany, Calgary, November 25 Third Place and Honorable Mention, F.C.A. Autumn Colours, Haysboro, October 28 Rotary Club of Calgary, Sarcee, 8th Annual Charity Auction and Dinner, May 12
Best of Show, FCA Spring Forward Show, Riverbend, Calgary, April 22 Juried show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Prince of Peace Manor, Calgary, March 112005 Juried show, FCA, Winter Frost Show, Strathcona, Calgary, November 26 Best of Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Edgemont, Calgary, October 1 Centennial Gallery Alumni Show, Calgary, SELECTED COURSES:
WATERCOLOUR Carole Day Judi Betts Isabelle Hunt Johnson Donna Jo Massie – Landscape Pat Jones Susan Woolgar - Skies and Water Dean Tatum Reeves Nita Leland - Colour Theory Lian Zhen
DRAWING ORIENTAL BRUSHWORK Dirk van Wyk - Expressive Drawing Andy Shutse Lou Doug Swinton Drawing for Painters Thep Thavonsouk Jim Davies - Mixed Media Landscape
JAPANESE BRUSHWORK MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING Noboro Kubo Susan Woolgar
COLLAGE MIXED MEDIA Theresa Towers Rickard Donna Baspaly Gerald Brommer Jeanne Krabbendam Anne Bagby Linda Kemp - Negative Painting
EXPLORATIONS IN WATERMEDIA ABSTRACT WATERMEDIA Jean Pederson Carla O’ Connor
ACRYLICS Brent Laycock Rick Berg