Diane C. Jay
Born in Huntington Beach, CA
Lives & works in Fort Worth, TX
I am very excited to be able to share my art with you, it is truly a dream come true.
This journey began many years ago when I worked as an artists’ model posing for classes and became curious about the sketches and works produced by the students. I asked questions about technique and theory then soon started trying my own hand at art.
Although I have taken some art classes I am largely self-taught and enjoy the process of continually learning more about how to manifest my imaginings into tangible objects. As my work takes shape, it’s a delight to see the illusion of space and depth emerging from the flat surface of my canvas. Currently, I am painting koi fish using an oil glazing process that allows me to create a sense of depth with layers of translucent colors so that the fish seem to recede below the water.
My goal in art is to invite collaboration with the observer. I work in a realistic style, but with just enough detail to make the subject recognizable and then allow the viewers’ own interpretation to complete the image.
With the exception of a year in Spain, I’ve lived in California all my life. I have two amazing daughters who live nearby with their families. Besides making art, I enjoy reading, gardening, and caring for my cat.
I hope you enjoy my site and would appreciate hearing from you at email@example.com
Diane C. Jay