Diane French

Drawing, Graphics, 1995 Best of Show

On Exhibit: March 6 – April 17, 2021
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

First Saturday Receptions: March 6 and April 3, 4 PM – 7 PM

Artist Talk: March 13, 11 AM, Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Working beyond the limitations of culture or tradition, I create images using only my hands as tools.

My work translates the best human experiences that we share into fine art.

The qualities of the materials I use vary from opaque to translucent, and heavy to weightless, but all are lightfast and permanent. Some of these materials are natural– from the earth—and some are developed with the technology of our time. I burnish these pigments and minerals and metals into the surface of textured wood panels.

My work includes several series including capturing the feeling of moving through life “Without a Struggle”, “The Spaces Between Trees”, finding “Private Spaces in Public Places”, and the universal beauty of “Land, Sky, and Water”.

 Many fun individuals as well as small and large corporations, have collected my work, including Hallmark Corporation, the University of Miami Lennar Medical Center, baseball hero George Brett, and NBC newscaster Stone Phillips. Enjoy the work on my website www.dianefrenchart.com and on  Instagram@dianefrenchart.

Contact me at Diane French 608.345.2780.


Dry Pigment Painting by Diane French


University of Miami, The Lennar  Foundation Medical Center

Hallmark Corporation

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

Amoco Corporation

Greentree Financial Corporation

Sovereign of the Seas Cruise Lines

Williams Pipeline Company

HyVee Food Corporation

Breadwinners Restaurant

Stone Phillips, NBC

George Brett, Baseball

Healing Connections Counseling Services

Your Name Here!

Best of Shows

Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

Images, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Norfolk, VA

Powderhorn Park, MN

Stuart, FL

Chicago Eastside Millenium, IL

Awards of Distinction

Main Street Fort Worth, TX

Mount Dora, FL

Best of Categories

Dogwood, Atlanta, GA

Miami Beach, FL

Midwest Salute/Masters, IL

Wausau, WI

Beaux Arts, Lowe Museum, FL

Bayou City, Houston, TX

Dallas 500 Artfest, TX

West End, Chicago, IL

Board of Directors Award

Krasl Art Center, MI

Excellence Awards

Stevens Point, WI

Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO

Two Rivers, DesMoines, IA

ArtFairOffTheSquare Madison WI

Edina Art Fair, MN

Eastside Millenium, Chicago, IL

Special Commissions

Public Interest Environmental Law Conferences

Rotary Club International, Polio Plus

Southeast Virginia Food Bank

School of Nursing, Viterbo University

LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra

Healing Connections Counseling Services, Minneapolis

Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL.