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Striking Abstractions by Diane Lounsberry-Williams


An abstract painting with tones of silver and redAura, acrylic on canvas

Artist Diane Lounsberry-Williams creates striking abstractions in acrylic, oil, and cold wax medium. Using these different media in a variety of combinations, the artist blends a sense of subtlety with great visual impact.

 


An abstract diptych made with oil and cold wax mediumChauvet, oil and cold wax medium on panels

 

Diane’s compositions have a heavy weight and presence to them, a presence due in part to the often dark or layered neutral colours and the stoic arrangement of form and plane within a work. The slight texture afforded by the artist’s use of cold wax also serves to add a weathered, alchemical appearance to these paintings.


A screen capture of Diane Lounsberry-Williams' art websiteDiane's art portfolio website

 

Some of Diane’s works remind me of paintings by Barnett Newman – Newman’s painting, too, delivered a sense of power and presence in their simplicity. Diane works on both canvas and paper; her works explore a depth of history, artistic and otherwise, gathered from the artist’s own travels and experiences with different cultures.


A painting with yellow hues and line artA New Conversation, acrylic on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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