The show has ten Albany artists each showing ten of their more recent works. It makes it diverse and interesting. Here's what Diane said about it.
An invitation to see Widler Wenzel paintings in a group show
The Albany Artist 10x10 exhibit show cases 10 two-dimensional artists from Albany - all on a different path from one another. Besides myself there will be Michael Linstrom, Marsha Meldfinger, Kurt Norlin, Molly Perry, Rob Robinson, Anna Lee Steed, Irene VanDusen, Michael Moore, Billie Moore at the Giustina Gallery, the LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, 875 SW 26th St. Corvallis , Oregon 97330. gallery hours Monday-Friday, 9am - 5 pm. The exhibit runs from June 2nd - 26.
Meet Diane and the nine other artists at a reception June 10 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Diane Widler Wenzel's Process
When I paint my best work, my feelings flow into my work surprising me. Whether painting with oil, acrylic, watercolor or collage: whether starting with an object in mind or not, one piece flows to the next. Each piece is a record of a facet of my journey. A series of work is a record of my process. My series include rivers, fishermen and family. All my work together becomes a visual record of my life.
When life throws curves or inspiration dries up, I think of my favorite watercolor colors. After painting several similar non-objective color compositions, I ask questions. What if I collaged unpainted, partially folded paper?
The painting above is one Diane painted along our creek. She was out Friday starting another one-- a tad smaller :)
I don't know if the following piece is in this show. She had to narrow it down to ten and she is a very prolific artist, but I am particularly fond of the paintings she does of the ocean and thought I'd include it just as another sample of her work. She really captures the energy of the ocean.