Dianne Johnson Adams

Dianne AdamsArtist Statement:

At a very young age I found joy in drawing and painting. Those around me realized my talents and encouraged me. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the art field. I experimented in every media of painting, drawing, sculpture, etc… and found watercolor to be my medium of choice. Recently I have also been working with mixed media as well, along with acrylic and oils.

I immediately fell in love with the transparency of paint on paper and it became a natural process for me. There are elements in Watercolor that cannot be duplicated in any other medium. It excites me to see what can be done with it. As An artist I find it amazing to see the outcome of applying paint on paper with the water doing the magic.

I am very excited about my recent series “sticks and stones”. The natural elements depicted in my pieces have a way of bringing the outdoors in.

Artist Bio:

Dianne Graduated with an associate degree in Art from Ricks College (BYU Idaho). She was influenced by many great artists including, Leon Parsons, Arlo Coles, and Matthew Geddes.

Dianne has been a self employed artist for the past 25 years. Fifteen of those years were spent in Afton, Wyoming where she had the opportunity to show and sell her work in Jackson Hole.

About ten years ago Dianne moved to Utah where she has served as the President of the Cache Valley Chapter of the Utah Watercolor Society (CVC UWS) and as a Signature Member, she also served on the CVC UWS board for the last six years. Many of her paintings have been selected into shows in Salt Lake City and have won awards. She has also had paintings in both the Western Federation of Watercolor Society’s, and the National Watercolor Society.

She has also won many other local and national awards, including the Wind Rivers Valley Arts Guild Annual National Art Exhibit: Bird Art Award, for her painting “By the water’s edge”; and the Still Life Painting Award for her painting entitled “Pumpkins”. She had her painting “Fruits of Our Labors” Chosen for the 8th International Church Art Competition.

Dianne currently has a painting in the Utah Arts Council traveling exhibit. It travels all over the state of Utah for a year. She also had a solo show entitled “Sticks and Stones” at Red Butte Gardens on the University of Utah campus which was exhibited August 14th to September 10th 2008.

You can find Dianne’s work at Juniper Sky Fine Arts Gallery @ Coyote Gulch Art Village in Kayenta, Utah, and the Split Rock Gallery in St. George, Ut.