Artist of the moment…. Dianne Massey-Dunbar

 

 

 

 

 

I first saw this artist in person at gallery 1261 in Denver and really enjoyed the lively paintings of ordinary objects such as jars. She made them come to life! Even a boring thing such as a jar, parking meter, lipstick container, or candy bar all seem animated in oils by the artist.

At a young age her parents realized her artistic ability and she studied with an illustrator named Harold Wolfinbarer Jr. She learned the basics of drawing and painting from him. Later in life at the Denver Art Students League she studied with Kevin Weckbach, Quang Ho, Ron Hicks, and Mark Daily. I find the artist very inspirational since I too have studied at the Art Students League of Denver. I love the fact she just LOVES to paint, and I can see it in her works. Boring items to most, a table of silverware seems to leap off the canvas when she paints it, as its not the object but rather the process she enjoys the most.

The artist shows at http://www.gallery1261.com in Denver, Colorado and http://www.greenhousegallery.com in San Antonio, Texas.

The most important thing to learn from this artist is to always have FUN when painting anything be it a jar, compact, or glass of water.

Happy painting!

D

 

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