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Diane Gibson Newsome

Diane Gibson Newsome produces representational art. Her style may best be described as “impressionistic realism”. The paradox of perceived detail produced by abstract brush strokes and subtle elements especially intrigues her. Driven by a strong work ethic and love for painting, she is striving to refine her own approach to creating a three dimensional illusion through texture and sculpting with paint. Working primarily in oils with brush and palette knife, she appreciates the vivid and luminous quality of this medium.

Newsome credits encouraging parents and grandparents for instilling an intense love and appreciation of nature in her at a very early age. An ardent equestrian, gardener and wildlife enthusiast she focuses on capturing the fabulous and unique essence of wildlife and nature subjects on canvas. The conveyance of the intangible emotional part of a painting is of paramount importance to her. With her paintings, she communicates to the viewer feelings of a sense of place in the landscape as well as the quality of light on a subject.

Along with her husband Wayne, Newsome currently resides in Thomasville, GA. Her work is inspired by her flower garden and morning bird watching observations, as well as day trips and family vacation destinations. She has a passion for “chasing” the dramatic morning light and capturing these experiences on canvas.  In addition to participation in art festivals, she is represented by Littlehouse Galleries, Birmingham, AL and the Artists Collective, Thomasville, GA.

An award-winning artist, Newsome was recently honored by Art Galleries and Artists of the South (AGAS Magazine – Vol. 10 Issue 3, pg. 81) and featured as an Emerging Artist in this publication.  Diane’s paintings may be found in private and corporate collections throughout the South.

Affiliations: Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Alabama Plein Air Association, and The Artist’s Collective

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Weathered Barn
Oil – 12×16