Artist Diane Allen

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.dianeallen-artist.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $300.00 - $1,200.00
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Diane J. Allen, a BFA graduate, is a lifetime resident of Massachusetts.  Watercolors are created daily in her South Hadley studio.  Two loves have influenced her life,  art and gardening, loves that Diane has pursued throughout her life, one influencing the other.  Outside of her studio, is a unique and colorful garden, complete with “rooms” and ponds and a small waterfall.  This garden is the inspiration of a great many of her florals.
Diane’s paintings have been shown in numerous juried shows and exhibits in the Northeast.  Many of her works are included in private and commercial collections.  She has had paintings published in North Light Books, “Splash 6” and “Splash 7”, collections of the best of watercolor.  Diane was the official artist for the “US Women’s Open, 2004”, South Hadley, MA.  Prints of her painting “Hole #4, Orchards Country Club”, carry the official seal  of the 2004 US Women’s Open.
“One of the biggest honors of my painting career was the acceptance of a painting into a show of the American Watercolor Society and having that painting included in their national touring exhibition.”                          
Diane, a traditionalist, firmly believes that a strong artistic foundation, dedication and motivation, daily practice and observation, are essential to creating fine art.  However, Diane’s surprising use of color, and creative lighting techniques, add romance and excitement to her traditional but unique creations.
The medium of watercolor creates some of its own design.  The manipulation of the paint and “happy accidents” often direct the painting.  Although her florals are handled realistically, the backgrounds are applied loosely and suggestively.
An important feature of her work is her dramatic lighting.  Her favorite time of the day is early morning or late afternoon, when the shadows are “long”. Strong contrasts between [...]

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