"A painting is poetry without words..." Leonard De Vince
Portraits, just like landscapes, capture a moment in time that will never be repeated. A blank canvas smeared with color, smudged and manipulated to represent a breathing life. You can look deep into the soul of the image and feel its presents. Is it the subject you feel or the Artist?
Most Art work is offered and priced as Originals. Limited, numbered prints are available on all works with variation in prices, substrates and sizes. Please contact Artist by e-mail to request your preference and to inquire about number of print available.
Custom portraits are my specialty. Individual, family or pets.
I find peace, fulfillment and awe, on creating colors and textures that become the reflection of loved personalities. Capturing the soul and emotions, in the unique faces of people and animals, that have touch our lives, is my passion.
To stir your feelings, as you look at my art work, is my greatest pleasure.
My name is Diana Stanfill. I work in soft pastels, acrylics, colored pencil, graphite and water colors both individually and as mixed media. I was born in Illinois and raised in Oklahoma. I am a middle child in a large family of 4 boys and 2 girls. My father loved to spend time with us and encouraged us to be creative. With a natural talent for art, I found that I loved to capture personality and emotions in the human face and animal expressions and movement. I attended Rogers State University, majoring in Graphic Arts. Achieving recognition and awards in Art and Design. My art interest took a back seat for several years, to family and as Owner/Photographer of special events and wedding photography company. I continued my art as a loved hobby until two years ago, again with family encouragement, I decided that I would like to do more with my art and share my talents by displaying and entering some of my pieces in competitions. I entered The Trail of Tears Art Show in Tahlequah Oklahoma and was pleasantly surprised to take 1st place in the Graphic Design category in 2016, with a beautiful pastel of Wes Studi in native dress. Since then I have continued to grow and experiment with my talents. My art work has been displayed at the Cherokee Home Coming Art competition, and The Art Coalition in Salt Lake City, Utah. I continue to create new design work and consignment pieces for private individuals.