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DECEMBER ARTIST: DIANA JENNINGS

Filed in Art Gallery by on November 19, 2013 • views: 543

Diana Jennings, In Progress

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In Progress

A native Cape Codder, Diana Jennings holds a PhD in neuroscience and works in higher education. Previously a sporadic painter, she recently began producing art with vigor. Her influences include Rothko, O’Keeffe, Van Gogh, Klimt, and modern Japanese artist Hirohito Matsumoto.

Diana’s work is that of a learner. When we learn to speak, we emulate those around us. When we learn to write, we study the words and craft of those writers we love. So it is with painting. Diana says, “Art is a language; colors and shapes are to painting as words are to writing. I learn this language by studying the artists I love.”

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keefe

“Painting is just as natural a language as singing or speaking.” Mark Rothko

Diana believes that if a small voice says to paint, one should heed that voice. “Just paint for your own pleasure, and through that practice, that play, your artistic voice will emerge and begin to speak to others.”

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