DIANE MORGAN

Primary Medium: Watercolor, oil and acrylic

Artwork Categories: Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolor Painting

Contact Information

Email: dianemorganpaints@gmail.com
Website: https://www.dianemorganpaints.com
Instagram: dianemorganpaints
Studio Name: Indio Art Center

Biography/Artist Statement

Diane Morgan is an award-winning artist who works in watercolor, oil and acrylic. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, International Artist, Southwest Art, American Artist, Artist Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Art Patron, Palm Springs Life, The Art of Watercolor and Watercolor Artist.

Awards include:

• Best of Show, Painter of the Year - Coachella Valley Watercolor Society.

• 3-time finalist and Ten-page feature article, International Artist Magazine.

• First Place, Poster Artist, and Best Local Artist - Indian Wells Arts Festival.

• Two paintings in the Paint America Top 100 Exhibition.

• Published – Splash 13, Splash 16, Splash 19, Splash 20 - best of watercolor book series.

• Featured in California Contemporary Art Collection, State Capitol.

• Award, traveling show, and signature status– National Watercolor Society.

• Two paintings out of 3500 entries in Blossom II competition and national traveling show.

• One of nine finalists in the cover art competition – Watercolor Artist magazine.

• Finalist Wildlife competition Feb 2020 issue of International Artist Magazine.

• Winner of ForMotherNature.com competition about environmental influencers.

• Award of Excellence-Healing Power of Art and Artists as World Changers book feature.

• Public Art mural projects in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Indio, and Cathedral City, CA.

Background:

• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, Painting Major.

• Managed Palm Springs Public Art Program 1992-2003.

• President Coachella Valley Watercolor Society 2009-2013,

• Teaches painting at Palm Springs area art centers and private clubs.

• Favorite subjects are bees, large florals, still life, and vintage cars.

• Work may be seen at www.dianemorganpaints.com

STATEMENT

Adding drama and mystery using powerful lighting, exaggerated contrasts, and unusual compositions, I transform simple, everyday life into un-ordinary, not-so-still life. Taking an ordinary subject and enhancing its perception invites the viewer to take a closer look. If you look closer, you may discover something new about yourself. The artist starts the process, but the paint often takes command and leads to unexpected outcomes. It's always exhilarating.

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