D I A N E G I B S O N N E W S O M E
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About the Artist
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Diane Gibson Newsome produces representational art. Her style may best be described as "Impressionistic Realism". The paradox of perceived detail produced by abstract brush strokes and subtle elements especially intrigues her. Driven by a strong work ethic and love for painting, she is striving to refine her own approach to creating a three dimensional illusion through texture and sculpting with paint. Working primarily in oils with brush and palette knife, she appreciates the vivid and luminous quality of this medium.
Newsome credits encouraging parents and grandparents for instilling an intense love and appreciation for nature in her at a very early age. The property that houses her current art studio/gallery is a (National Wildlife Federation) Certified Wildlife Habitat in Thomasville, GA. An ardent equestrian, gardener and wildlife enthusiast, she focuses on capturing the fabulous and unique essence of wildlife and nature subjects on canvas. The conveyance of the intangible emotional part of a painting is of paramount importance to her. With her paintings, she endeavors to communicate to the viewer uplifting feelings of a "sense of place" as well as the "quality of light". In addition to participation in art festivals and juried shows, Newsome is represented by the prominent fine art gallery, Littlehouse Galleries, Homewood, Alabama.
Newsome was honored to be selected by Art Galleries and Artists of the South (AGAS Magazine Page 81) (the PASS PHRASE FOR THIS AGAS link is agasonline2) to be featured in the Vol. 10 Issue 3 publication in December, 2013. Her oil paintings have recently been exhibited at the 2014 Southeastern Plein Air Invitational Gadsden Museum of Art - April, 2014 (Award); 2014 ENERGEN Juried Show, Birmingham, AL; Littlehouse Galleries - Solo Exhibit March, 2014; the Gadsden Art Association 55th Annual Juried Show - 2013; Leeds Art Center - Solo Exhibit, July 2013; Alabama Wildlife Federation Flora and Fauna Juried Show 2013 (Best Ornamental Flora Award - Purchase Prize); Gadsden Museum of Art - 2013 "Art In Bloom" Show, (Best Landscape Award), Gadsden, AL; 2013 ENERGEN Juried Show, Birmingham, AL; 2013 Featured Artist - Artist's Incorporated Gallery, Vestavia, AL; 2012 Birmingham Art Association Juried Show, Birmingham, AL; 2012 FLAUNT Juried Event, Thomasville, GA; 2012 Aldridge Gardens Plein Air Event/Gallery Exhibit (Award), Hoover, AL; 2012 ENERGEN Juried Show, Birmingham, AL; 2012 Featured Artist Artist's Incorporated Gallery, Vestavia, AL; St. Vincent's Gallery, Solo Exhibit, December, 2011; the 2011 Birmingham Art Association Juried Show; 2011 Alabama Wildlife Federation Juried Show (Award) Millbrook, AL; 2011 ENERGEN Juried Show, Birmingham, AL; 2011 Aldridge Gardens Plein Air Event/Gallery Exhibit and Auction, Hoover, AL; 2010 Birmingham Art Association Juried Show (Award), Birmingham, AL; "Small Works of Great Art" 2010 Juried Show, Homewood, AL; 2010 Alabama Wildlife Federation Juried Show (Award) Millbrook, AL; Birmingham Botanical Gardens Art Gallery (Solo Exhibit January thru February, 2010 and "Featured Artist" - Year 2010) as well as the 2009 ENERGEN Juried Show, Birmingham, AL; 2009 Birmingham Art Association Juried Show, Hawthorn Gallery - Birmingham, AL; 2009 Alabama Wildlife Federation Juried Show, Millbrook, AL; 2009 Thomasville Summer Showcase Juried Show, Thomasville, GA; 2008 Birmingham Art Association Juried Show at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Diane Gibson Newsome's works may be found in private and corporate collections throughout the South.
See the Events page for upcoming art shows and galleries exhibiting original works
BIRMINGHAM NEWS, February 21, 2010 - VISUAL ARTS by James R. Nelson -
"ARTIST'S HORSES, LANDSCAPES EXHIBIT POWER, ENERGY" - "Obviously a lover of horses,.....Newsome has a firm understanding of the subject......she captures the essence of their gentle power and vital energy..... Newsome's still lifes are ebullient and vital, yet pensive.....turning fruit into symbolic functions that deal with the power of transitional beauty and casual elegance.....She captures the fragile loveliness of explosive flowers, and the symbolic essence of various fruits that have a long tradition in the history of art."
"Painting "en plein air" at Aldridge Gardens proved to be a very enjoyable experience for me. As one of the featured artists, the painting that I created, entitled "Love of Gardening", was auctioned at the "Hydrangeas Under The Stars" Gala Event.
Proceeds from this event benefited the lovely Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama."
The images below are a sample of Newsome's recent original landscape paintings depicting the breathtaking beauty that is found in the State of Alabama. Whether painting "en plein air" or in the studio, nature provides an endless supply of subjects for the landscape artist.
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