Pastels, Oils and Monotypes
Tango for Two by Diana Dorenzo
| Diana Dorenzo,
a regularly featured artist at Viewpoints
Gallery in Makawao has recently been working in black and white
as well as full-color oils and pastels. Most people have not seen
her brilliant black and white work so these works may be a visual
surprise. The black and white images are tango dancers, musicians,
and chefs and waitresses. This art is not the traditional gallery
fare on Maui, but it should be. According to Diana, "This is a body
of work created totally for artistic pleasure." |
|Her stunning new oils and pastels are influenced by her upcountry environment. This new work is intense and powerful. Her colorful palette and bold strokes are softened by blending. She has gained a reputation for capturing the light in landscapes and for catching exciting moments, gestures and events as they happen. Her favorite quote is from Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen, "Throughout the world sounds one long cry from the heart of the artist, Just give me the chance to do my very best."
Piiholo Road by Diana Dorenzo
The Rehearsal by Diana Dorenzo
Although Diana has gained a reputation as a landscape artist, it is well known that she is a master at capturing exciting moments, whether at an event, or experiencing the first light of dawn. Dorenzo works on location which gives her spontaneity which is felt in every stroke. Diana began drawing and painting as a child on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. Enthusiastically encouraged by one of her teachers she attended Philadelphia College of Art and later, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, and photography.
Once out of College, Dorenzo headed to the Coast where she painted on location from Nova Scotia to Key West, Florida. Moving to the West Coast, she focused on the Russian River area as well as the streets of San Francisco and the rocky coasts of Northern California. After twelve years, Dorenzo arrived in Hawaii, a long time goal, and established her studio in upcountry Maui.
In 1990, she joined about 20 other artists to form the artist collective
which opened Viewpoints Gallery
at The Couryard in Makawao in Upcountry Maui where her originals are regularly
exhibited. To acquire one of them, please visit Viewpoints Gallery. To arrange
for an appointment with Diana, please click
here or you can call Viewpoints at 808-572-5979.
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