Diane Daversa, New York Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement Diane Daversa is a Long Island fine artist, illustrator, and designer. Her work includes landscapes, portraits, and contemporary figurative art. Her commissioned work includes people portraits, pet, and house portraits. Diane works in gouache, pastels, acrylic and mixed media. In many of her pieces, she works with pastel over gouache creating an intense visual experience for her viewers. Diane’s landscapes create a feeling of beauty and peacefulness. With her use of color in her series of female nudes, she captures the beauty of the female figure by accentuating skin tone in contrast to background colors. Her work exuberates emotion and movement with her use of color, line and form. Born and raised on Long Island, Diane has been compelled to create art from an early age. She earned a B.F.A. in Design from C.W. Post College, L.I.U. and studied painting privately. Diane’s art has been exhibited at Ripe Art Gallery in Greenlawn, ART (that matters) in Oyster Bay, Michael Peter Hayes Art Salon in Locust Valley, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington and the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington and is a member of LICWI Long Island Children’s Writers and Illustrators. Visit Diane at DianeDaversa.com
Diane’s artwork can also be seen in her recently published book, Soul Smart Wisdom, with author Karen L. Garvey. A divinely inspired collaboration between the wonderful world of Karen Garvey’s universal insights and Diane Daversa’s magical artwork, the combination presents an opportunity to reflect upon positive thoughts and get lost in images that carry the positive energy further.