Diane Pape Bio
My style can be described as loose or structured - but it's always colorful! I love to use my brush and palette knife to create an emotional flow of color and texture.
I imagine I began my love for art when I was first able to hold a crayon in my chubby little toddler hand. From then on, it began a life-long exploration of every color in that box.
I hail from Evansville, Ind. and currently reside in Mason, Ohio, and spent 30 yrs. in Cincinnati. I received my degree in Fine Art from Indiana University, Bloomington, majoring in graphic design and also with a concentration in painting. I was an artist for the school newspaper which usually called for a cartoon and I occasionally gravitate back towards a cartoon style even now.
After graduation, I worked at various jobs while also selling paintings along the way. The jobs ranged from an ad agency to the airlines to a live children's TV show, where I would invent daily art projects that the host would show the children how to make - most memorably - one from a toilet paper tube!
Since raising my children, I've gotten back into the 'art game' with renewed interest. For several years my paintings have been in exhibits in the Cincinnati tri-state area. My art is selling in stores as well as to individuals nationally and internationally - from Montreal to Singapore. In the past few years, I've also been exploring the world of internet selling, which has been definitely unique!