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Diane Perry

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Birthplace
USA

Lives in
NC

Works in
Wilmington NC

Representing galleries
Artshak of Southport, NC and Sunset River Gallery of Calabash NC

Tags
traditional, modern, surrealism, mixed-media, figurative, abstract, japanese mixed-media surrealism, woodblock, printing landscape

Statement

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Relief printing, primarily wood  block printing, has both captivated  and challenged me as an artist. The work of   Hiroshige, a prolific Japanese  artist of the ukiyo-e school of woodblock design,  has been a strong  influence. His clear yet complicated designs, bold colors and precise images are inspiring. Of equal importance and perhaps greater influence is the current body of work by Paul Furneaux, Edinburgh, Scotland. His use of color  and form combined with organic themes takes Japanese  wood block print making  in a new direction.

I am currently  experimenting with various techniques such as bokashi, tonal grading, or mokumetsubushi, allowing the wood grain to show,  as a way of improving  the quality of my  prints. The use of multiple blocks is essential to my designs. Overlapping more than one block. enhances  color and shading . Printing several blocks on a close register adds  crisp detail..

My work is a combination of Japanese influences and American themes, often suggesting a story or familiar mood.  I hope to take  the knowledge of the past and adapt it to reflect  my unique style and artistic voice.
 

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Landscape 5"x7"  five woodblocks

 

ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY

Diane Perry, currently a resident of North Carolina, received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education and Art from the University of Maryland.. Diane arrived in the Wilmington, NC  area after living in Europe for more than ten years where she continued to study art and to  create and  sell her artwork.

RECENT EDUCATION

Japanese Woodblock  techniques , summer 2009, at Edinburgh  Printmaker's,  Scotland

RECENT AWARDS

Wilmington Art Asso. Spring Show Colorfin Award 2014

 

 

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