Artist Diane Van Noord

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My paintings are contemporary expressions of our natural world.
Vibrant, harmonious color, pleasing shapes, and beautiful surface texture are my inspirations as I interpret the landscape in my paintings.  The palette knife is the primary painting tool I have been painting with for over 20 years.  I also use brushes, texturing tools, and whatever else works best to create a variety of surfaces in my oil/cold wax/sand abstracted landscape paintings. 
I painted in watercolor for ten years; experimented with acrylic/mixed media; and went on to discover that oil with the palette knife was my "home sweet home".  Several years ago I began adding cold wax medium along with some mixed media to my oils.
My award winning paintings have been featured in over 80 juried exhibitions, books and magazines since 1994. I also teach workshops and privately. All my paintings are signed on the front with a calligraphic signature mark of my initials, with my full signature on the back. 
 My coaching for creativity website is www.heart2art.org
Feel free to contact me with your questions and comments. I would love to hear from you!
Selected Invitations, Events and Awards
FAV 15%, Boldbrush Competition, May
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD, Paint Grand Traverse Plein Air Quick Draw
ArtWalk, Grand Haven, Michigan
Ottawa County Art Trust Exhibition
Van Singel Fine Art Center, Solo Show, Byron Center, Michigan
Grand Haven Art Festival, Grand Haven, Michigan
ArtWalk, Grand Haven, Michigan
Ottawa County Art Trust Exhibition
New Buffalo "Ship and Shore" Art Festival, New Buffalo, Michigan
Lemon Creek Winery Art Festival, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Grand Haven Art Festival, Grand Haven, Michigan
JUDGES AWARD, Mountain Artists Guild, "In Motion", Prescott, Arizona
Prescott Center for the Arts, "The Shape of Things", Prescott, Arizona
FIRST PLACE AWARD, Mountain Artists Guild, "Life in the West", Prescott, Arizona
Cover Art for 48 Degrees North Sailing Magazine, January 2011 and February 2012
American Art Collector, "Art Show Preview, Celebration of Fine Art", January
2009- 2010
Nomadas del Arte, [...]

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