She sure gets around! Or at least her artwork does! Dianne Bersea is owner of Manzanita Muse Studio with Jodi Forster (click on their website listing at right). Her work can be viewed at Tumbleweed Gallery this week. See poster below for details. She is also featured in the Fabriano Watercolour Invitational International Exhibition, Fabriano, Italy from June 12 – July 6, 2014 with her piece “Rock Fish Coast, 21 x 29”, watercolour (pictured) If you can’t make it to Italy, be sure to visit Tumbleweed Gallery to view her glowing colours.
Here’s what the Tumbleweed Gallery website says about Dianne’s work:
“Dianne works in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink, pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor crayons. Dianne brings to all her work the knowledge and discipline of careers in graphic design; fine art; natural history illustration, and; exhibit design for Canada’s national parks. She is also an accomplished watercolor painter known for her bold colours and strong images that have been described by a viewer as providing a “magic window.”
“As an artist I become part of the landscape, a silent witness to its mood and beauty. All my work is a direct response to the act of living, working, breathing my inspiration. I love spending hours in quiet communion with nature — drawing, watercolour sketching, becoming attuned to the smallest sound or movement. “Although I often take photographs as reference, I find that photography rarely captures what my eye and heart sees. Sometimes my best work is done from the simplest plein air sketches. These provide inspiration for studio explorations where I can bring rich colors, natural designs and imagination into play. There is always a fine balance between intuition and technical manipulation in the finished work.
”I’m enjoying this new-to-me Okanagan landscape, both spiritual and physical, natural and human-made. My work is evolving as I explore this Valley’s natural and built environment. I see my work becoming more focused on smaller scale images with a portrait approach to nature’s animate subjects, utilizing a variety of media with a warmer, more complex palette.”
Dianne has been a professional artist for more than 35 years with creative beginnings in the wild places of Canada’s western province — from a riverside log cabin to a lighthouse station on the blustery outer coast of Vancouver Island. Dianne currently lives on a ranch near Okanagan Falls. Dianne brings to all her work the knowledge and discipline of careers in graphic design; fine art; natural history illustration, and: exhibit design for Canada’s national parks. She is an accomplished watercolour & acrylic painter known for her strong images of coastal and interior landscapes, and the landscape’s precious inhabitants.