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Artist Diane Ainsworth


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 Diane Ainsworth is a professional artist living in Taos,NM.  She was born in 1944 and was raised in Tulsa Oklahoma. She took art lessons starting at a young age studying watercolors and oils. Diane continued her studies by majoring in fine art at Oklahoma University and the University of Tulsa.
Diane traveled around the country with her corporate husband. During that time she always painted, exhibited in galleries and kept up with her painting passion while raising two children. Watercolor was her medium of choice at the beginning of her career.
In 1985 she returned to oils after being inspired by plein air painters in Taos New Mexico where she took a workshop.
"The colors, texture and richness of the oils were a wonderful combination to express the vivid hues and glorious light of New Mexico."
 
 Known as an impressionist painter she was co-founder of the Oklahoma Society of  Impressionists.
After years of living and painting in both Tulsa and Taos Diane moved to New Mexico in 1990. She enjoyed the artist colony there and was active in the Taos Art Association. She won awards and today credits the Taos experience as one of the most inspirational and beneficial of her life.
 
While visiting the Pacific Northwest Diane discovered another artistic community in Port Townsend, Washington. Located along the Puget Sound it has a totally different climate and light than the southwest.  Here was a new challenge of subtle color combined with beautiful grays.
There were harbors, water reflections, ships and wooden boats that offered new inspiration.
Now Diane lives in Taos and hopes to visit Port Townsend yearly.  Two beautiful yet different places that both offer wonderful subjects to paint.
 
She exhibits in galleries across the country including the states of Washington, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico.  Diane teaches classes and workshops in her studio in Taos.
 
 
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