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Diane Salamon

Spotlight on Diane Salamon

May 5, 2017 - Southwest Watercolor Society

Interesting quotes and writings influence Diane’s work. Her two favorites are “I hate flowers. I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.”- Georgia O’Keefe, and “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” - Picasso. Both of these quotes remind her to be true to her creative thought and follow her own path. She refuses to paint anything she hates and understands that good sense is often counter to an interesting painting.

 

 Diane has been curated into numerous national exhibits. She is proud to be a signature member of SWS and Oklahoma Watercolor Society. Diane was a Centennial Artist for the State of Oklahoma and exhibited 26 paintings at the State Capitol. One of her works is included in the Official State Collection of Oklahoma. She is included in the Clara database in the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is a member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City. In 1997 Diane had a featured article about her life and work in “Watercolor” magazine.

 

Through the years Diane wandered away from transparent watercolor and now prefers acrylic and paints mostly on canvas. She loves the diversity of acrylic and the necessity to think quickly while painting. She is currently working on several oversize paintings and is looking forward to exhibiting in New York this fall in the National Association of Women Artists Members Exhibit.

 

In addition to painting and exhibiting, Diane is an arts advocate and serves as treasurer on the board of Living Arts of Tulsa and regularly contributes her talent and expertise to charitable causes. She has also been a panel speaker for Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition and was a co- owner of Color Connection Gallery for 12 years. When Diane is not spending time with her husband, daughters or two grandchildren; she enjoys playing the piano, reading, traveling, walking and yoga.

 

Diane is represented by Kasum Contemporary in Oklahoma City, Eva Reynolds Fine Art in Kansas City and Pierson Gallery in Tulsa.