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 study the tradition of landscape painting in the museums of Paris and London. As a result, Drescher began refining her painting style using vivid colors, thick application of paint, and distinctive brushstrokes.
Fine Art Portfolio
"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 by Cezanne and Matisse as well as Richard Diebenkorn. My greatest goal is to be an honest, expressive painter.
Bridge Early AM, 20" x 24", 2015
Chelsea Market Looking South, 16 x 20, 2012
Beach Northwest Harbor, 16" x 20"
Sickler Road Sketch, Sunset. 2005
Santuario in Chimayo, 12 x 16, 2018
Still Life with Titian Book