Brim’s striking abstract paintings can best be summarized as boldly colorful
and expressively free. She employs a
myriad of luminescent hues in her paint selection with the emphasis on
spontaneity and dynamics. Though
well seasoned in the principals and elements of composition design, the bottom
line for her is does it have the “wow factor.”
If not, she routinely starts over, letting it serve as an under layer for
a new work.
many established artists, Diane first started painting in 1999 in a
representational format. Taking the
necessary instruction(s) and workshops to assist in honing her skills, she fell
into abstract painting at a professional workshop in 2002.
She joyfully has never looked back.
passion for nonobjective/abstract painting has earned her numerous awards at
local and regional art exhibitions – Best of Show,
fellow artist friend Jon Winslow best illuminates Diane in action – “I
happened to be attending an Abstract Workshop and noticed this whirlwind of
activity at the back of the room.
A large group of fellow students were surrounding Diane – this blur of
flailing arms and hands.
What once appeared to be a finished painting was now surrendering to
Diane’s intuitive inventiveness.
Her energy of movement flabbergasted me.
Hands soaked in paint were relentlessly flying on the canvas,
Fingers were poking and dragging in all the different directions, and new
shapes and forms miraculously appeared.
Next, a long thin tree branch becomes Diane’s weapon of choice and the
canvas on the floor bows down in submission while Diane jabs and pokes scarcely
Finally, a couple of large paint brushes freely float over elements of
shape, color and line.
The fight is now over and Diane continues to be the reigning victor.”
continuing to enhance her abstract painting skills by attending professional
painting workshops ( e.g. Robert
Burridge, Douglas Walton, Virginia Cobb, Joan Blackburn…), Diane enjoys
working in her garden, visiting with her family, and watching the sunset with
her husband, Doug, from their home overlooking the water in Navarre, Florida.