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The Look by Diane Reeves was selected as FAV 15% in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition.
Diane Reeves lived many of her childhood years overseas, and one summer, she traveled with her aunt throughout much of Europe, where the art and architecture of each culture began to frame her concept of beauty. She explains, "We saw so much art that summer in museums, castles and chateaus! I was endlessly captivated by the incredible beauty of light that was somehow captured on canvas, and longed to know how it could be done!” Thus began Diane’s deep love of beautifully intriguing art, and her desire to create art of her own.
To learn her craft, Reeves studied with many renowned artists, including Frantzen, Gerhartz, Harmon, Keys, Lyon, Greene, DeTorre, Malm, and Assael. Over the years, Reeves has developed her own unique style that communicates confidence in execution with a fresh, luminous quality. Reeves explains, “I’ll spend hours upon hours doing whatever I need to do, so I can capture the rich color harmonies and varied effects of light I see on my subject, in order to create work that intrigues the viewer and draws them in.”
Reeves paints portrait, figure and still life subjects, and recently began exploring landscape painting. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, Cecelia Beaux Forum, American Women Artists and National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society. Her award winning work has been featured in many national and regional exhibitions, as well as American Art Collector, Southwest Art and Travel Host magazines. Her collectors are in the US and Great Britain.
Whether expressing a particular mood, capturing a likeness, or reflecting the sheer beauty of Creation, I include an undercurrent of what intrigued me most about the subject. To express the gorgeous nuances of color and light present in my subjects, I incorporate classic painting qualities, while appealing to modern sensibilities. Ultimately, I invite each viewer to share the actual emotion behind the work - and to discover what drew me to the subject before my brush ever touched the canvas.
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