“Precision” acrylic on wood panel by Diane Copenhaver
The theme of ‘On Your Marks’ resonates with me. Since my work is abstract, non-representational, I often begin a work with mark-making. Disturbing a blank canvas by making a mark and then responding with another mark, sets the work in motion.” Diane Copenhaver
For the Fairweather Gallery May 2021 show, my art pieces are an exploration of some new techniques. The mixed media collage and encaustic works reflect mark making and response but with a bit of whimsy and playfulness.” DC
Diane Copenhaver, abstract artist, is a NW resident, and has embarked on a journey of discovery to unleash creative talents after a successful career in the aerospace industry. business. Bellevue College 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.
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
Art show and sale
ON YOUR MARKS, an exhibition, featuring NW artists Gayle H. Seely, Diane Copenhaver, Mary Burgess, and Lee Munsell.
“On your marks” a command given to runners at the beginning of a race in order to get them into the correct position to start.
In the words of the May 2021 gallery exhibition, it “ means to begin something, indicating the arts season is opening for the summertime.”
The show offers a fresh and dynamic experience with new art specially created for the upcoming high season.
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