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Diana-Walker Gladney speaks Feb. 7 at VAST

Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) February Meeting:
Thursday, February 7, 2013

www.vastarts.org
7-9pm, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton

Free for members; $3 for guests

Directions: http://www.vastarts.org/directions/center-for-the-visual-arts

 

Our speaker this month is Diane Walker-Gladney.

Will You?  acrylic, graphite, pattern tissue  36″x24″
Diane Walker-Gladney noted that since childhood in Connecticut, she was drawn to things that most people would step over or take for granted.  These are memories that she believes “form the armature” of her life.

“The rustling of multicolored leaves as I kicked through voluminous piles created a natural symphony. The cracks on the undulating sidewalk, the texture of the stonewall and the small granite cornerstone that marked the end of the picturesque Connecticut street and all vied for my attention. I would frequent the library and borrow Good Night Mooncountless times just to unlock the mystery of how the illustrator portrayed night. The wallpaper store with its’ endless supply of books, let me bask in pages of colors and intricate patterns. The fabric store became a place of great passion for the perfect match of thread and material. These experiences of my young life are deeply catalogued in my memory.”

 

Diane Walker-Gladney is a contemporary painter whose acrylic paintings are noted for their intricate layers, sensual textures and playful content.  Her paintings have been featured in the 24th edition of New American Paintings, and can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Ms. Walker-Gladney is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas.

Ms. Walker-Gladney will discuss the evolution of her artwork as well as studio tips at the meeting.

 

If it Hits the Roof, It’s a Home Run
48″x60″, acrylic, graphite, pattern tissue

Frogs-a-go-go, 48″x60″, acrylic, graphite, pattern tissue

More about Diane Walker-Gladney:http://www.dianewalker-gladney.com/

–from VAST News February 2013

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