The elegant and stately gestures of these magnificent birds have become a rich source of imagery for me. I've ascribed anthropomorphic properties to them. I may paint them sorrowful, pensive,caretaking or jubilant. Without narrative or sentimentality, I'm trying to capture their essence by using my instinct...as they do.
The sensation or recollection of a scent of a flower, the curve of a leaf, the color of a petal, all may provide a stimulus for a painting. Composition scale and symmetry are all important elements in my work. The external aspects of a thing internalizes into a painting.
Diana Place graduated from Anna Maria Collge in, Paxton Ma. with a B.A. in Art and from Southern Connecticut State University with an M.S. degree in Art Education. She studied Art Therapy at the University of Bridgeport and also attended The School Of Visual Arts NYC. Her teaching career has spanned thirty years in Ct. at the elementary, middle school and college levels.
Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury CT.
Art Shack Gallery Cheshire CT
Creative Arts Workshop New Haven CT
Southern CT. State University New Haven CT
Hammerquist Gallery NYC
Ward Nasse Gallery SoHo