Diane Balister, Artist
Creating Impressions of Contemporary Life,Pets and Their People
Available for Purchase
en plein air
Diane lives in Downtown Richmond, Virginia.
She creates contemporary, original oil paintings of your family, your pets, and her impressions of the world we live in. A native of Virginia, where she met her husband, Michael and they raised their large, extended family. She has traveled extensively, often visiting Great Britain where her husband was born. She draws from her life experiences and travels in her work. She moved to the Charleston SC area in 2000 and discovered the joy of painting en plein air. She has recently returned to her native Virginia.
Her portraits of animals and children are in demand and her paintings from life are on display in many homes in the Charleston area, throughout the US and in Europe.
Commissions: Diane accepts a limited number of commissions each year. For a sampling of prices, click here
You can find examples of her work at these locations:
The Artworks Gallery in Rchmond, Va
320 Hull Street, Studio #130
Sweet Olive Garden in I'On map
Grammy B's, Corolla, NC
She has had the privilege of learning from many masters and is particularly grateful to:
Evelyn Raper who taught her discipline
Martin Ahrens who taught her to see
Joyce Hall who taught her to paint
Cindy Saadeh who gave her confidence
and to God for the gift of Art and the beauty of His creations
Summer 2011 - she studied the Old Masters' techniques with Richard in Sete, France
She has also attended workshops with:
Karen Hagen Hewitt
She is a founding member and first president of Community of I'On Artists in Mount Pleasant, SC
Also founding committee leader for A 2nd View, the Art Guild of Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC http://www.secondpresbyterianchurch.org