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Artist of the moment….Guy Diehl

Guy Diehl is an American artist  that works with a variety of mediums and producing wonderful still life works. Not only does he sell originals, but his artwork has been featured on many tapestries and fabrics. Diehl was born in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

For his collegiate studies Diehl earned a bachelors degree at California State University Hayward. Diehl went on to earn a masters degree at San Francisco State College in California. For a short time Diehl attended Diablo Valley College, also in California.

A link to Guy Diehl’s own personal website:  http://www.guydiehl.com/

In this clip we hear directly from Guy Diehl and mural project done in Davis, California. As he states, are should be part of everyone’s daily life!

Mediums used: Has worked in many mediums from cloth to painting and for painting sticks to acrylics.

Other artists that have spent a fair amount of time doing murals include Diego Rivera, Michelle Torrez. Torrez is a great painter of the figure and works in oils now. Here is an example of her contemporary artwork.

One last figure in the mural world to check out would be John Pugh. Pugh paints in a very realistic style that is meant to trick the viewers eye!

Another clip from Davis, California featuring the Davis Mural team at work giving their neighborhood a facelift featuring Guy Diehl working with his fellow neighbors! Very inspirational to see the community come together for art. He calls his work interactive storytelling.

One last clip featuring the Davis Mural Team. Just very cool!

 

 

Its great to see artists working with community members on ideas for the public. Lets hope that we can see collaboration with children and schools. A way to make them feel part of their community and also to make art part of the daily activities.

 

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