Featured Artist 
                 Diane Meekin

"Girl with Chicken"

        

"The main goal of my paintings is to move people emotionally through the use of specific subject, color, and temperature. As an artist I work hard to create paintings that tell a story and convey a sense of a time within history."

 

Diane Meekin is a traditional watercolorist who paints in Realism. She began painting in 2008 after taking watercolor classes locally but became more serious about her art when she started studying the subject at Mat-Su college in 201 0. She has attended workshops by Dr. Marc Andrews, Judi Betts, Vladimer Zhartave and Robert P. O'Brien.

  Diane debuted in 2012 as the First Place winner of the Juried Student Art Show at Mat Su College. She since has been honored with the 2014 "Best of Show" at the Alaska State Fair. She cites major influences as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch Masters along with contemporary artists Rex Brandt and Barse Miller.

 "I paint with watercolor because I love the intensity, discipline, and challenge the medium requires. Above all, I enjoy the transparency of the paint and that it literally shines."

        Diane was born in Topeka, Kansas and grew up in the beautiful, culturally diverse San Francisco Bay area, a place which will always have a huge spot in her heart. In 1981, the lure of adventure brought her to Alaska where she has lived since. Diane and her husband live in Palmer where they raised four daughters and operate an air taxi service.

         You may contact Diane at diane.meekin(at)gmail(dot)com or (907) 982-0717

 


 Diane Meekin
 
            

                                  "Beets"                                                                                                          "Nebraska"