Phoebe Island at Low Tide
Osprey Nest on Sutton Island
Looking Down at the Boathouse
Stalking the Shorel
Butterfly & Bees in the Thistle
Burnt Coat Lighthouse
Vernal Pool in the Great Meadow
A Break in the Storm
Diana explores both abstractionism and realism in art, and works to combine the two art
forms. The outline of her subject matter leans towards realism, but the shapes of color
inside the subject, are abstract. She uses color and line to meld the two art forms
To create her works of art, she spends about half the time on the drawing to explore
interesting shapes to make your eye move throughout the painting. She then works
with color to either solidify the realism, or give rise to more abstraction, depending on
what works best. She finds that the abstract shapes tend to shut down one’s internal
dialogue and relax the mind in a wash of color and movement. She calls this Abstract
She has been in various galleries over the years, most recently in Artemis Gallery in
Northeast Harbor, ME.
She studied at the Norton Gallery and School of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, and at the
University of Maine in Orono.
She has been included in Carl Little’s book, Paintings of Maine, and in David Little and
Carl Little’s book, The Art of Acadia.