Artist Diane Fechenbach

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Painting isn’t heart surgery.  It is supposed to be fun.  I delight in finding interesting subjects and dramatic light and shadow.  I have always looked at the world this way.  From the time I was a little girl I saw the world as a series of  paintings.  Everywhere I looked there were wonderful compositions and delicious color. 


Since childhood, I don’t remember any time when I was not drawing or painting. I saw the world as a series of paintings. Everywhere there were wonderful compositions and delicious color. It was a shock to learn that other people did not “see” this way. My passion is dramatic light and shadow and clean, saturated color. I am particularly interested in the effect of light on snow, trees, rocks and water.
I work in a variety of media, including pastel, oil, and watercolor. Plein Air (outdoors) painting is one of my favorite things. I make sketches when I travel that are mementos of the places visited. Back in the studio they provide subjects for larger paintings.
My paintings have been featured in magazines, in juried exhibitions across the country, have received national and international awards, and are in corporate and private collections throughout North America. I am a Signature member of Pastel Society of America, a juried member of the Oil Painters of America, Master Signature/Distinguished Pastelist of Pastel Society of the West Coast, Master Circle member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Signature with Pastel Society of Colorado, Signature member of Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and numerous other art organizations.

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