Carved Gourds, Assemblage, Painting, Jewelry and More
I Live To Be Creative
Diane began painting in 1989 using oils . She has taken many classes in Tennessee and has taken workshops with various artist and did a three month apprenticeship in Santa Fe New Mexico. She now paints in pastels, acrylics, oils and watercolors . Her style goes from realism to abstraction and mixed media .
Diane’s gourds are carved, painted, basket woven, wood burned and embellished .” I also enjoy making Christmas decorations with gourds
“The gourd has become my favorite canvas for creative expression . I strive to learn more and see what my imagination can bring forth in each gourd “.
Diane also does basket weaving on driftwood, Chola Cactus, antlers, vines and other items from nature that can be woven on .
Her jewelry is made from resin, beads, glass, leather and metals .” I’m going through what I call my heavy metal faze now by working with metals that I can manipulate by fold forming, torching and hammering “ . The metal becomes necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings.
Diane’s art has been displayed in various art shows in Tennessee and Kentucky . Diane is a member of The Art Guild in Gallatin Tn. and The American Gourd Society . Her work can be seen at The Gallery On The Square in Franklin Ky. Diane resides in Gallatin Tn .