Award winning artist, Diane Dean, works in acrylic, mixed media/collage and encaustic (melted bees wax). Though she has been painting for over twenty years, she spent much of her professional life in the graphic arts technology field. Throughout her career, Diane has presented seminars and lectures in graphic design concepts, color theory and the use of technology in the development of visual communications. Her work was recently featured by two Savannah television stations during the Savannah Home Show and on HGTV's That's Clever series.
Recent awards include: Cover Artist - Asheville Laurel Magazine
Feature Story - Bold Life Magazine - Hendersonville
Picolo Spoleto Charleston "Honorable Mention" Judges Choice - Festival in the Park Charlotte
"Best Booth" Chastain Arts Festival, Atlanta
“Best in Show” SoBA Annual Show, (judged by the Curator of the prestigious Telfair Museum - Savannah “Best in Show”Atlanta/Dahlonega Mountain Flower Fine Arts Festival
Diane’s mixed media painting, “Fall Winetime” was recently selected as the artwork for the Coastal Discovery Museum’s “Winetime” wine auction held in October at Honey Horn.
Recent juried shows include: Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit - Charleston Telfair Museum Art Show - Savannah Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA Atlanta Arts Festival Bonita Springs National Arts Festival Artigras West Palm Beach Mount Dora Festival of the Arts Ann Arbor Street Art Festival Naples New Years Arts Festival Mainsail Festival of the Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.
Gasparilla Art Festival, Tampa, FL
Diane's summer studio is located in Art MoB Studios and Marketplace in Hendersonville, NC.
Class Size: Minimum 6; Maximum 12. Tuition: Art League members: $100. Non-members $125.
Each day Diane will give a brief presentation and demonstration of her approach to acrylic painting. Her style is loose and somewhat abstract with texture. Students will receive a gessoed canvas board on the first day so they can experiment and get the feel of working with acrylics on both a smooth and textured surface. Students will be working with both brushes and palette knives. Both landscapes and still life will be explored. To see Diane’s work and decide if you want to explore this form of acrylic painting, visit her website at www.DianeDean.com. Some supplies will be available. A complete list will be posted here soon.
Abstracts in Acrylic Workshop March 11 and 12 9:30 to 3:30 Picture Instructor: Diane Dean. Class Size: Minimum 6; Maximum 12. Tuition: Art League members: $100. Non-members $125.
Students will learn to loosen up their painting style, paint with more freedom and be more spontaneous and expressive. Diane will demonstrate how to build a foundation of structure using shape, value, color, and composition. A variety of abstract styles will be explored. Each day includes instructor discussion, painting demonstration, student painting time, and critiques of student work. Students will work with both brushes and palette knives. To see Diane’s work and decide if you want to explore this form of acrylic painting, visit her website at www.DianeDean.com. Some supplies will be available and a complete list will be posted here
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