Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Artist info - Diane Marie

Artist:  Diane Marie, LaPointe, WI
Artist Statement:  Diane is a self-taught artist who has been painting since her earliest memories.  Her lifelong passion began when she was a toddler, and she discovered a low table covered with National Geographics magazines.  There she spent many happy hours, carefully turning the pages and staring at the pictures.  As the story goes, her parents were amazed at such careful scrutiny from such a wee tot, and got her a blackboard and some chalk, where she began to try to draw the things she saw in the pictures.

She attended North Hennipen Community College from 1987-89, in the Fine Art and Graphic Design program, with the intention of becoming a professional graphic artist.  Though she chose not to pursue that career, and focused on her art in a more hands-on capacity, her art has been featured on several CD covers and other promotional material over the years...

While primarily a painter, Diane is also a sculptor of various mediums, including stone carving and assemblage.  She has also worked in mosaic, mobile making, photography, clay and jewelry.
She has been involved in a number of theater productions with the "Lake Effect Players" and "Live Art Puppet Theater" over the years and has done some standup comedy as well.  In recent years, she began songwriting and to date has written roughly 25 songs, 5 of which have been recorded.

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