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Texas Artists Coalition Artist Spotlight
DiAnne Arnette was an artist from the time she could hold a crayon. Her parents knew when she got a note from her first-grade teacher that DiAnne needed to learn to stay within the lines of her little coloring sheet. Artists don’t stay in the lines! DiAnne never liked to “stay within the lines.”
She earned degrees at the University of Oklahoma and Texas Christian University in psychology and education, respectively.
DiAnne believes art is everywhere. She has studied across the country with outstanding nationally and internationally known artists. Watercolor was her first love, and after retiring a few years ago, she began experimentally with mixed mediums and oils.
DiAnne likes to paint and create. ”I don’t care what kinds of paints or materials. I just love the process.”
Not one to limit herself, DiAnne paints landscapes, portraits, figures, abstracts, street scenes, and more. Most days, you can locate her in her upstairs studio, or outside painting Plein air. Her husband, Tommy, is a patient observer and critic. He also willingly accompanies her to locations, be it near or far! DiAnne has been winning awards for her art since 1977 when she was invited to participate with the Texas Fine Arts Commission in promoting art across Texas with two winning paintings. Most recently, she had paintings showing in the 2019 Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition in San Antonio, 2018 and 2019 Society of Watercolor Artist shows in Fort Worth, Texas.
DiAnne was a First Place winner Watercolor in the 2018 and 2019 Annual Art Competition and Show for the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth. She is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Impressionist Painters of America, and many other art societies. DiAnne is happy to work on commission for custom design pieces and portraits.