After returning to the art world since about a thirty-year hiatus as a clinical social worker, Diane Reising has experimented with a large variety of media, techniques, and subject matter. Currently, she is very much excited about working with oil/cold wax and abstract painting. Her goal with abstract forms and color is to create paintings that draw the viewer into the painting with questions and feelings about the artist’s intent and vision. She hopes for an emotional, spiritual and intellectual connection with the viewer. Since the oil/wax medium is so flexible, it lends itself to constant changes as she reaches into herself until she reaches that indefinable place on the canvas. She never knows at the beginning what the final outcome will be.
Diane often thinks of music as a metaphor for her paintings with the intent of making music visual by using color, line and form as chords, harmony, intonation, movement, rhythm, mood and tempo. She often uses musical terminology to name her paintings.
Diane studied art at Washington University School of Fine Art and Webster University. She exhibits at several local galleries and is a resident artist at MindScape Gallery in Chesterfield. She volunteers with MySlart and Arts as Healing. Diane is also a juried member of Greater St. Louis Artists Association.
Diane’s other passion is extreme horseback trail riding.
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