Julie Swarstad Johnson Rev. Porter Taylor
Originally from the Northeast, Diane now resides in the Southwest where vast expanses influence her paintings. Her artistic passion was ignited as a child when her drawing of rain was used as an example to others. That passion has been confirmed many times in spiritual experiences. Diane is an intuitive colorist. Often bypassing preliminary sketches she plunges in with quick application of color, then building the painting, line upon line, layer upon layer. She often works in oils over acrylics, sometimes incorporating light diffracting and reflecting materials that make the pieces light interactive so colors change with light and angle. A participant in numerous solo and group shows she is currently represented by both traditional and online galleries. A member of Contemporary Artists of Southern AZ, Tubac Center of the Arts and Christians in the Visual Arts, her work is in private collections across the USA as well as overseas.