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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

DIANA MARTA

DIANA MARTA

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Artist Work

Time and Tide
2018
watercolor
Spellbound
2018
watercolor
24" x 24"
Dancing with Shadows
2018
watercolor
30" h x 22" w
Beam Me Up
2018
watercolor on paper
24" x18"
Rapture
2018
watercolor on paper
24" h x 18" w
Acrobat
2018
watercolor
15" x 22"

Artist Information

County
Howard County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

The gestural, active figure mirrors the passions, successes, and failures of our experiences. My approach for the three to ten-minute postures of the active model is a response to contour and gesture with active brushstrokes. Contemplating the resulting paintings in the studio often leads me to develop points of interest with contour, value, color, and pattern. Diaphanous figures washed in color appear and disappear. Wet shafts of color stream across bodies while form dissolves into the grids, numbers, and patterns that give visibility to surrounding spaces.

Artist Bio

Education: Master of Fine Ats in Painting , Towson University, 1988. Recipient of the University "Outstanding creative Project" Award for 1988 Thesis Exhibit. BS with distinction and graduate studies in Art Education, Penn State University Solo Exhibits: Annmarie Sculpture Garden Gallery, Solomons, MD 2001. Mill River Gallery, Oella, MD2000. Drawing/Painting installation, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD 1996. Drawing installation, EC Cafe Annex, Ellicot city, MD1994. The Roxx Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1993. Mosley Gallery, University of Maryland, 1990. Montpellier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD 1988. MFA Thesis Exhibit, Towson University, Towson, MD 1988. Group Exhibits: "Drawn to the Walls", Cade Gallery, "Leaving Eden", Pascal Gallery, Anne Arundel College, 2002. "20/20", Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicot City, MD 2001. Artscape Baltimore, "Speak", Meyerhof Gallery, "Box", Villa Julie Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2001. Juried Watercolor exhibit, Seton Hall, NJ 2001. Suburbanscape, Cade Gallery, Contemporary museum, 2000. Group invitational, Spectrum Gallery, Washington, DC 1999. Digital Print Exhibit,Towson University, Towson, MD 1999