About Me

 

I'm a freelance mixed-media artist based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In 2013, I picked up my paintbrush and palette knife after a 30-year hiatus. I've always loved creating art and practiced it until I left college. After seeing a friend of mine whose artwork is wonderful, I decided to get back into creating art.  

 

 

About My Work

 

Art is what I love most in this world, and my goal is to be able to retire and create art full-time. I work in several media, including:

  • charcoal
  • soft pastels
  • oil pastels
  • watercolors
  • acrylics
  • oils
  • collage

My work is very diverse, ranging from abstract to portraits, landscapes and still life. I have completed several commission pieces and am inspired by many of my friends' talents (e.g. photography painting, writing, journaling, etc.).

 

My work has been showcased in the following venues:

 

  • Apr 2017, Light, Space and Time Online Gallery, 7th Annual Figurative, (awarded Special Recognition)
  • Mar - Apr 2017, Foundry Art Centre, "Luck of the Draw" exhibit, St. Charles, MO USA
  • Feb 2017, Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery, 8th Annual Abstracts, (awarded Special Merit and Special Recognition)
  • Jan - Feb 2017, Art St. Louis, "Personal Space" exhibit, St. Louis, MO USA
  • Nov 2016 - Jan 2017, St. Louis Artists Guild, "130" exhibit, St. Louis, MO USA
  • Oct 2016, Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery, Open Art Exhibit (awarded Special Merit)
  • Jun 2016, Ann Croghan 33rd Semi-annual Student Art exhibit, Florissant Civic Center, Florissant, MO USA
  • May - Jun 2016, Foundry Art Centre, "Form and Function" exhibit, St. Charles, MO USA
  • Mar 2016, Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery, Abstracts 2016 exhibit (awarded Special Merit)
  • Feb 2016, Vaughn Cultural Center / Urban League, "Social Justice...Forever" exhibit, St. Louis, MO USA 
  • Sep 2015, Light, Space and Time Online Art Gallery Open Art Exhibit (awarded Special Recognition)
  • Jun 2015, St. Louis Artists Guild, "Move" exhibit, St. Louis, MO USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm a mixed-media artist located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. I recently picked up my paintbrush after a 30-year hiatus. I specialize in mixed-media, including charcoal, soft pastels, oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oils, and collage.

 

 

 

 

Diane James