Diane Edwards is a versatile artist who paints in oils, watercolor and pastels. With a BS and MA in Art and Education, she was an Adjunct Professor of Art at Aims Community College in Loveland. She now teaches advanced students in oil, watercolor and pastel painting in her home studio.
She paints the landscapes and terrain of the natural areas that she loves. Her paintings are filled with the warmth of the flowing rivers, rocks and colorful geology of the great plans and the mountains of, Colorado and North Dakota. She works to share her affinity with the landscape with the viewer, enabling them to enter into the warmth of color and the unusual qualities of light in our ever-changing landscapes. Her work can be seen in the Art on Mountain Gallery or in her home studio both in Fort Collins.
“In my paintings I look for the small details and the remarkable features in the landscape which tend to make it more individualistic. My greatest challenge is in convincing the viewer that those beautiful colors and that variety of detail really exists, and to help them see them. Interwoven with the beauties of the natural landscape are the small pieces of colorful shapes, lines, edges and form that one rarely sees until an artist illuminates them. My joy in life is in finding the mediocre, the obscure and transforming them into a beautiful, satisfying scene.”