FrameSource Artist Of The Month
Dianne Stewart October 2012
Dianne was employed as a teacher in Alberta in the 1970’s. She enjoyed an active pottery career in Victoria and Calgary in the 1980’s making high-fired, wheel thrown stoneware. The move to two dimensional art in the 1990’s and early 2000’s led her through several workshops in Calgary, Red Deer and Laguna Beach.
These courses include drawing, watercolour, oriental brushwork, monotype, collage and acrylics.
Dianne enjoys the richness of nature, winter and summer, by cross-country skiing and hiking.
As a member of the Calgary Chapter of The Federation of Canadian Artists, Dianne has won several awards for her work in juried shows.
She earned the signature status of “Associate of the Federation of Canadian Artists”, (AFCA), in March 2008.
Dianne is also a member of The Leighton Art Centre.
My inspiration comes from a need to express reality in a personal, non-traditional way. For me, working this way is an exciting voyage of discovery. I choose my media and react intuitively to them in each painting. I experiment with layers of acrylic paint and hand decorated papers to express my vision. I may also use pencil crayons, graphite, inks or hand-carved rubber printing plates. Natural forms and figures appear often in disguise. With each painting I hope to provoke curiosity in the viewer; the need to come in for a closer look, and the desire to discover his or her own interpretation of its meaning.
More of Dianne’s art can be found at the Federation of Canadian Artists Website, http://www.fcacalgary.ca/