Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist
Diane is a resident of the northwest and recently embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash her creative talents after a successful career in business. Art classes at Bellevue College have provided foundational skills focused on the principles and elements of design, color theory and harmonies, and painting techniques and processes.
Diane is painting primarily abstract using acrylics on varied surfaces. She also produces collage and mixed media works, is studying calligraphic arts and has begun to explore encaustic painting.
Color and texture are often the focus of Diane’s paintings. She uses layers of paint, as well as a variety of tools and mediums.
“As I contemplated the subject of ‘Shadows’, I found inspiration in a variety of perspectives around the idea of shadow; shadow as opposite, reflection, repetition, companion, or as enabled by light.”
“I enjoy the freedom of non-representational painting and used these ideas of shadow to explore the use of black and white and the beautiful gradients of grey. I have expressed ‘Shadows’ through a variety of works; bold and expressive, muted and gentle, solid and soft edges, and layers of dark and light. I am naturally moved to create a sense of mystery in my painting and hope that my work for ‘Shadows’ provides the space to engage and create a personal story and interpretation of shadow.” –Diane Copenhaver
One of four. Gradient series by Diane Copenhaver.
Sincerely series. I and II by Diane Copenhaver.
Layer series. I, II, III and IV by Diane Copenhaver.
Mysteries by Diane Copenhaver.
Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway
SHADOWS, an exhibition through October, focuses on the interplay of light and dark with through selected art that expresses time as the fall season progresses.
New artwork by Northwest artists Diane Copenhaver, Gregory Bell, Penelope Culbertson, Whelsey Whelp, Lisa Wiser, Karen E. Lewis, Tamara Johnson and Marga Stanley will be featured.