September 25, 2023


How Art Works

Featured Artist Diane Sanborn | Artsy Shark

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Artist Diane Sanborn presents a group of colourful and interesting work which are a visible delight. Take pleasure in her portfolio and discover extra by visiting her website.


abstract painting in old and cold wax

“Magic Lanterns” oil and chilly wax, 36″ x 48″


Initially from Chicago, now dwelling and dealing in Arizona, my inventive journey began at age 5 on the ground with a chunk of newsprint and a purple crayon. To me, it was pure magic to make traces seem and transfer throughout the paper.


Ethereal abstract painting in old and cold wax

“Inexperienced Gold” oil and chilly wax, 24″ x 24″


I discovered that portray is about two easy issues: the paint, and the supplies. I’m a risk-taker with no consolation zone. I transfer out and in of themes, media, and sequence. Nevertheless, my work has been described as all the time staying true to my palette and to real instincts.


mixed media abstract diptych painting

“Monsoon Diptych” blended media, 24″ x 36″ every panel


My world is my creativeness and I push it to the bounds of my creativity. Once I work, I not solely ask myself questions on how I could make the work higher, however I additionally hearken to what the portray is telling me. I’m engaged in a visible and very important dialogue. Nevertheless, what will not be easy is the endurance and data, and years of skill-building that come from this.


abstract painting about connections

“Connections” acrylic, 24″ x 36″


Now, a few years later, however on the identical journey, my artwork has advanced in some ways. My course of consists of loads of “what ifs” utilizing non-traditional supplies from home paint to orbital sanders.


complex abstract mixed media painting

“Herd Mentality” blended media, 24″ x 24″


I’m not an artist who has a physique of labor with any frequent denominator, and but my collectors say that they’ll acknowledge it as uniquely mine.


whimsical painting with nature elements by Diane Sanborn

“Enchanted Backyard” oil, 30″ x 36″


I’m very lucky to have a studio that calls to me and to grasp that the primary contact of a brush on the floor isn’t the final. Now it’s time to share what I’ve discovered from a few years of experimentation. Once I get caught, I attain out by consulting the photographs of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. They by no means let me down.


softly ethereal abstract by Diane Sanborn

“Aflame” acrylic, 23″ x 40″


My levels embrace an M.F.A. in Drawing and Portray, from Governors State College IL, a BS in Artwork Schooling from Illinois State College, and an Affiliate of Arts Diploma in Artwork Switch Research, from Triton School, IL.


colorful abstract oil painting by Diane Sanborn

“Window” oil, 36″ x 36″


I’m the recipient of an Ox-Bow residency by means of the Faculty of the Artwork Institute and have been nominated by the Arizona Governors Finest in Arts Schooling. In 2018, I used to be awarded an artist residency on the Torpedo Manufacturing facility Artwork Middle in Alexandria, Virginia.


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