Born in San Mateo, California to an artist mother, her first job was at the family art supply store where she had the opportunity to freely experiment with a myriad of painting materials.
Over many years, her unique style has evolved and emerged as Contemporary Impressionism.
In her own words “it’s all about the focus, the purpose, the one strong statement”. Her palette is limited to as few color choices as possible which makes her vivid color harmonies sing.
Spontaneous brush work with broken color passages flow in and out of her paintings, with the human figure providing the source of her inspiration. The challenge to capture the surrounding atmosphere, as well as the subject, is a puzzle that keeps drawing her back to the human form. Her pursuit of capturing the essence of her subjects has rewarded her with accolades from many regional and national art shows.
As a figurative artist, it is her goal to create an open-ended, visual story which will engage the viewer. She orchestrates her reference material in much the same way movie producers plan their work. She begins by selecting the location and lighting conditions to set the overall theme for the painting. She refines the idea creating story boards, quick sketches and selecting props and costumes to set the scene.
Diane is a member of the American Impressionist Society and The Oil Painters of America.
Her work can be found at the Meyer Vogl Gallery, 122 Meeting St., Charleston South Carolina, and online at DianeEugsterArt.com