About the Exhibit
Through June 13, 2015
Moving through palettes of orange and gold, Diane Churchill’s paintings celebrate the power, passion, and mystery of the sun’s radiance.
About the Artist
“I am an abstract painter. I strive to achieve power in a simple, or relatively simple image.
Most of my work has its source in nature, so for many years I painted abstracted landscapes where I was more interested in the forces present in nature, such as fertility of the land, the sun, etc. than in painting a specific site. I also was captured by images of apes, and worked on that solely for about 5 years. I moved into the figure and explored identity as a woman in that work. Color, that mysterious and most powerful of elements, has been my main concern throughout. Color has effects we barely understand. Color waves literally enter our bodies through our eyes and affect us emotionally and physically.
Currently I have moved into images that are ephemeral, such as air and water. With air, I am exploring thought and spirit as things appear and disappear. With water I am exploring all kinds of emotional states such as flow, deep quiet, or wildly raging waves and crashes.”