The general work of Diane Martens is oil on canvas. The subject of her work is set outdoors, capturing the beauty and strength of the Florida landscape as seen from early dawn to just before dusk. Her art is alive with color! Some of her most recent work is texture thick by using a palate knife to apply her colors. Her palate is composed of the three primaries; two reds, two blues, two yellows and white as mixing her own color brings a greater harmony to the canvas.
Diane is interested in capturing the mood of the landscape and enjoys capturing the joy of Florida’s beautiful lakes rivers skies and gardens
The style of her images is loose impression filled with vibrant color and movement. These canvasses capture the tranquil reflections and comforting compositions of the moment.
I became overwhelmed with Florida’s natural and primitive beauty, which has a spiritual nature about it and this is what I want to share in my paintings. Every sky has an angel cloud. I want to pair expansive skies with lush landscapes.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Diane received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and did post-graduate work at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Art has been the focus of Diane’s life since her first watercolor at the age of six.
Diane is an oil painter first, but also enjoys creating pastel pet portraits. She has exhibited throughout Florida and is in a number of major collections in America and the UK.