I choose to paint what grabs my attention, what I consider important and what brings me joy. And If it's bright, and colourful, it's perfect for me to paint. If it leads somewhere else, be a river, a backalley or a hiking trail, it's for me to explore and give it my visual interpretation. I may add movement and shadows, play with the forms and the colours until I like it and I have shared my first impression.
Acrylic paint for its bright colours and flexibility. I can't stand waiting for paint to dry so acrylic is perfect. Canvases and hard wood craddle boards work for me, from large enough format you feel like entering the painting to small lively rendition to inspire a little.
As is or custom made
Most of my work is about what I like to see on canvas but every so often I will paint what you would like to see. So I do commission work. Just ask me.
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What's coming Up
I am now showing at Tutt's Street Gallery, in Kelowna. Please come and have a look at my back alley paintings exclusively shown there.
Also, I have just joined the Okanagan Art Gallery (OAG) in Osoyoos. Looking forward to work with both of these two wonderful galleries.
Would you like to have fun and learn to paint like me? I will be offering workshops this Winter . Please contact Diana at Timid Turtle (see poster) or send me a direct email to register!
The winery Bench 1775 was and awesome place to show my work so thanks to all those who bought my paintings!
A big welcome to Elizabeth Bigg, Penticton's new animal control officer. And see below the two murals she so easily convinced me to paint for free to continue her Penticton Dog pound beautification project. The murals are approx. 6 to 8 feet wide by 5 feet tall and painted with commercial paint kindly donated by True colours, Benjamin Moore paint store in Penticton. Another mural painted by Barb Hoffer is also on display. See the video that the City of Penticton did https://youtu.be/WZDAzStoZi4 and Global news https://globalnews.ca/news/5254275/penticton-community-bands-together-to-give-local-dog-shelter-a-makeover/
If you are in Penticton and looking to see some of my new works, both the Front Street Gallery located at 60 Front Street and The Tumbleweed Gallery located at 452 Main Street carry my work. I may be found in either one of the galleries working on a new painting on any given day. Please contact me to find out when and where.