Please join us to see the wonderful work of Diane Étienne Faxon- An Art Retrospective.
Silver Educational Center Gallery now until the end of October 2018.
“Watercolor is a versatile medium. In my own paintings, as well as in my classes, I am constantly exploring the many ways one can use or apply the medium, and the way it reacts to various types of paper or board. With watercolor, your work can be abstract, expressionistic, or realistic. It is very rewarding to see how beautifully different each student sees the subject before them.”
Diane was a 45 year resident of Stamford and lived just a short walk from the Bartlett Arboretum with her husband, Lindwood, of 56 years. Diane painted and taught in her studio surrounded by her beautiful gardens. Not only was she a nationally recognized watercolor artist, Diane was a 2009 graduate of the Barlett’s Master Gardener Program. An Art Retrospective presents a lifetime body of work from her early paintings up until her recent passing in May.
“As an artist I believe we each perceive the world around us in unique ways. Watercolor allows me to express my own personal reactions and involvement in nature in a spontaneous creative way. I want the viewer to be able to travel through my paintings, discovering something new and exciting each time, even though the subject may be familiar. It is my goal to convey motion and rhythm through patterns of lights and darks, and areas of transparency and opacity.”