Artist Diane Flanagan

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Diane Flanagan

9/2/2013 4:48:02 PM by Carrie TurnerComment on thisTopics: art appreciation | Brian Sherwin | Carrie Turner | FASO | FASO Featured Artists | inspiration | oil painting | painting | portraits | still life art 

This article is by Carrie Turner, editor of FineArtViews. During her tenure as editor, FineArtViews has been mentioned or referenced by The Huffington Post, MLive, WorldNetDaily (WND), artnet, COMPANY, American Artist Magazine, ArtBizBlog, The Abundant Artist, EmptyEasel and many other publications and blogs. FASO Featured Artists (FFA) is a regular blog series on FineArtViews. Art critic Brian Sherwin is a consultant for the FFA series.  The FFA selections are featured prominently on the FineArtViews newsletter -- and are shared with over 25,073+ subscribers. You can read about other recent FASO Featured Artists by clicking here.

McKenzie by Diane Flanagan
(Oil on Canvas)

Artist Diane Flanagan is a painter known for creating captivating portraiture, still life, and figurative paintings. Diane focuses primarily on oil painting. Concerning her love of oil painting, Diane has said, "After many years of independent and private study I believe that my artistic expression has greater confidence today than ever before. I value the beauty I see and endeavor to record my observations through this wonderful medium."

Perfect Summer Day by Diane Flanagan
(Oil on Canvas)

Artist Diane Flanagan notes that she has always been drawn to portraiture. Of this direction, she states, "Portraiture has always been my first love as an artist. In the early days of my training, I was exposed to beautiful craftsmanship and did not doubt that I, too, would be able to paint after the manner of my instructors by and by." She adds, "I continue to grow and look for better ways to express this pleasure."
Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on artist Diane Flanagan's portraits, remarking, "Diane Flanagan clearly strives to capture the presence of her subjects beyond the surface of flesh. In other words, she captures aspects of their personality -- these works are a psychological reflection of the sitter." Sherwin added, "The examples I've viewed -- such as Portrait of Kay and McKenzie -- convey a dramatic sense of emotion. These are powerful portraits that reveal a range of emotions."

Buoy by Diane Flanagan
(Oil on Canvas)

You can learn more about artist Diane Flanagan and her oil paintings by visiting www.dianeflanagan.com.