Diana Ludwig, Clarington, Pennsylvania Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement artist happiest outdoors & lazy bibliophiliac, spelunks, rollerbades, picks up red efts, wintergreen berries, ox-eye daisies. Likes watching birds, bats, foxes, antelopes, talks to barn owls, hikes, x-c skiis,
spelunks, gardens, watches birds, butterflies, red efts, toads, bats,
praying mantises...snowdrops along the Clarion and bald eagles over,
foxgloves down the Belltown way scrumbling around, planting, drawing, hiking, bogging, botanizing, stargazing, snowshoing, herbing, looking for bats & salamanders, backpacking, camping. When that's done, I read, write, paint & do other mixed media art, take hours-long cyanotype photos, play with cats & practice bibliophilia. The artist has a fine arts degree with an emphasis on drawing along with a minor in art history from Kutztown University. Her works have have been displayed in East End Gallery and Between The Pages Coffeeshop (both of Appleton WI), at the Apple Butter Fest and the Angels for Animals Holiday Art Show & Sale, and were employed in sets of Victorian Players theatre group. The drawing Crow will be used as the cover for J.P.Dancing Bear’s 2004 book Billy Last Crow. The Geology of The National Parks (Harris/Tuttle) and Keystone Trails Association Pennsylvania Hiking Trails Calendar and website have published her photographs. Spending seventeen years in chocolate factories has given her talents ranging from running a molding line to producing the liquid chocolate to creating fine European truffles by hand. She has circumnavigated the perimeter of the state of Pennsylvania on a solo bike-packing trip, solo-backpacked across the mountains (small ones) of this most favorite state for 2 weeks at a time, assisted in the cave survey of Wind Cave National Park, and performed renovations of planetarium domes.