‘Color and Complexity’ TPS exhibit

Published 9:32 am Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tryon Painters and Sculptors presents “Color and Complexity,” oils and acrylics by Diana Martin in Gallery One at Tryon Fine Arts Center until July 30.

Diana Martin works on one of her paintings. (photo submitted)

For more than 40 years Martin has applied her talent to various artistic endeavors, including sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and clothing design, as well as fabric painting and wall hangings created from wood, fibers, metal and canvas.
Her professional career spans a range of specialties including theater costume design and custom airbrush paintwork for custom car shows, Gloria Vanderbilt and Via Flora Productions of Palm Beach, Fla.
Martin now spends most of her time painting on canvas, masonite and paper using a variety of techniques and media. She uses acrylics, watercolors, enamels, graphite and pastels (and whatever else she finds) with equal enthusiasm.
“I have a deep hunger to create something that moves the soul. When I paint a piece of art and see it speak to someone else, that is when I feel I have accomplished what I set out to do,” Martin said.
The exhibit runs June 26 to July 30  at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon.
For more information, call 828-859-8322 or visit www.tryonpaintersandsculptors.com.
– article submitted
by Karen Dow

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