Dianna Anderson

Kennebunk, ME

Dianna Anderson Artist\'s Statement "Most of my work begins en plein air. In that way I can best express nature\'s grand beauty. All my life I have been in awe of the world around me. To be able to create interpretations of those ethereal moments, I pursue the relationships among light, shape and color. Some things that inspire me include the movement of water, quality of the atmosphere, subtle color illuminations and the character of the landscape. In my work, I strive to recreate in paint that something special that drew me to want to paint my subject in the first place." Biography Dianna Anderson holds a degree in Art Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine. She taught drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, stained glass, and AP Studio Art to high school students in Maine for over 21 years. After retiring from teaching 5 years ago, she now devotes her time to painting and exhibiting. She has studied with master artists domestically and abroad, including Stacy Barter, David P. Curtis, John MacDonald, David Lussier, Carolyn Walton, and Dewitt Hardy. Dianna is a member of American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, the American Artists Professional League and the American Society of Marine Artists. Her paintings can be found in private collections, galleries and juried shows. She maintains studios in Kennebunk, Maine and Naples, Florida Solo Exhibitions 2019 - Brick Store Museum, ‘a place to be’, Kennebunk, ME, August 2017 - The Cyber Art Show, Featured Artist, January 2015 - The Whitney Galleries, ‘My World’, Wells, ME Group Exhibitions, Events and Awards 2018 - 90th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY 2018 - 2019 - Third on Canvas Plein Air, Naples, FL 2018 - Naples Depot Museum, 'Historic Visions', Naples, FL 2018 - Naples Art Association, Naples, FL ‘Tiny Art’ 2018 - 2016 - Kennebunk River Club Annual Art Show, Kennebunkport, ME 2017 - Auburn Colony, ‘From Here to There’ Duo Exhibition, Harpswell, ME 2017 - Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, ‘Passionate Color', Portland, ME 2017 - Naples Art Association, ‘Maximizing the Minimum’ Show, Naples, FL 2017 - Art Council of Southwest Florida, Biennial ‘Winner’s Circle’, Naples ,FL 2016 - Von Liebig Art Center, First place award, Sunset Rendezvous, 'Always on My Mind' Show, Naples, FL 2016 - Naples Art Association, ‘Hello Yellow’ Show 2015- ‘Plein Air Painters of Naples Show’, Norris Center, Naples, FL - Juried Galleries 2001 - present - D. Anderson Studio 2018 – 2016 – Beth Ellis Gallery, Ogunquit, ME 2016 - 2012 – Whitney Galleries, Wells, ME 2014-2009 – Cucklebutton Farm Gallery, Ogunquit, ME

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