Diane Washa


Diane Washa

Award-winning plein air painter, Diane Washa captures the dynamic and varying atmospheres of landscapes across the country. Often painterly and dreamlike, occasionally almost to the point of abstraction, Washa's paintings not only depict the qualities of light, air and color of these scenes, but manifest the indescribable aura and presence of the spaces.

Washa came late to her now-productive life as an artist. A business executive by day, she became serious about her life-long passion for painting in 2005. Years later, she was exhibiting at galleries and art exhibitions, including as a featured artist. She has a degree in fine art from Milton College and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She continues her quest to learn and grow in her art through studies with a number of admired painters and is part of a network of artists dedicated to the en plein air approach.

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