Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2010
A putty knife was used to create thick chunks of paint layers drawing the eye from the grassy lawn, to the deep blue lake, back to the orange-red sunset and the bright yellow. Is the water smooth or choppy? You decide.
Diane LaVern Robbins (DL Robbins) has lived in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and currently Kansas. She shares her home with her husband Rusty. She is known to sneak to the garage to rummage through Rusty's tool bag for a putty knife for her latest painting. Each piece is comprised of multiple layers of painting applied with various knives. The last thing she wants is perfection. Her work has a distressed feel creating depth, texture, movement, and emotion. Diane comes to the art world with a background in business and non-profit fundraising. She completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is recognized nationally as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She began painting in 2000 while living in New Mexico. Inspired by the beauty of nature and creative works of others - she is self-taught. Her first piece entered in competition won a grand champion award. Encouragement from family and friends motivated her to begin to sell her work through art shows. In her first show, 25% of her work sold.