Diane Drescher's light filled landscapes straddle the line between traditional and modern. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and continued her art training at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Student's League of New York and the National Academy in NY.
Travels to Europe over a 10-year period to research design trends for fashion projects provided an ideal opportunity to spend time in the museums of Paris, London, Munich, Florence. As a result, Drescher made a commitment to painting and has been at it ever since.
"Contact with nature is vital to my art. I search out beautiful, quiet places and I paint on site, en plein air.
In my paintings color is a compositional force. I use color as my primary vehicle for expressing form and exploring spatial relationships. I paint what I see but my approach is purely subjective and painterly. The physicality of the paint and the personality of the brush strokes have equal visual importance with "getting it right".
My medium is oil on canvas, My portfolio represents the genre of Landscape painting by a contemporary artist
For me painting is a journey that brings constant change and question. I draw inspiration from the works of Cezanne and Matisse as well as Richard Diebenkorn. My greatest goal is to be an honest, expressive painter.
I've been exhibiting my work in New York City since 2004. This includes many group shows and three solo shows at Bowery Gallery in Chelsea. My full exhibition history is on the " ABOUT THE ARTIST" tab. Check it out!
Hudson Heights, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA