Diane Green Statement

Diane Green Statement

My paintings are layered, detailed and delicate. Figures are abstracted from their context, forming a narrative that isn't fully stated.

I am interested in a process of layering that searches for meaning, where the painting reveals itself. The meaning is suggested. Fragments of a narrative share space on a canvas and imply their own connections.

I use my intuition and play with thoughtfulness to question my work. I grab lessons from Zurburan, El Greco, Teipolo, Ensor and am influenced by art from China, Japan and India.

Manipulating my own technique with the formal language of painting, I feel like a trapeze artist balancing between the abstract and the figurative, until I believe in what I see and until everything arrives in its proper place.