Born in San Mateo, California to an artist Mother, Diane started manipulating paint at an early age. Her first job at the family art supply store gave her the opportunity to pour through a multitude of books and experiment with a myriad of materials.
Diane’s oil paintings are recognized for their Contemporary Impressionistic style. In her own words “it’s all about the focus, the purpose, the one strong statement”. Her palette is limited to as few color choices as possible which makes her familiar vivid color harmonies really sing.
Spontaneous brush work with broken color passages flow in and out of her paintings, while the figure is the core source of her inspiration. The challenge to capture the surrounding atmosphere as well as the subject is a puzzle that keeps drawing her back to the human form. Her pursuit of capturing the essence of her subjects has rewarded her with accolades from many regional and national art shows.
As a figurative artist it is her goal to create a open ended visual story which will engage the viewer. She orchestrates her reference material in much the same way movie producers plan their work. This begins with selecting the location and lighting conditions to set the overall theme for the painting. This is further refined by creating story boards, quick sketches and selecting props and costumes to set the scene.
Diane is a member of the American Impressionist Society, The Oil Painters of America and a Signature Member of The American Women Artists.
Her work can be found at the Meyer Vogel Gallery, 122 Meeting St., Charleston South Carolina, and the Paul Scott Gallery at 7103 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ, also online at DianeEugsterArt.com
Awards and Juried Competitions
2020 Oil Painters of America 29th National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TX
2020 Oil Painters of America Virtual Salon show
2020 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, St. George, Utah
2019 American Impressionist Society 20th National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club,
New York City, NY
2019 American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase
2019 Portrait Artists of Arizona, 9th Annual Juried Competition, Phoenix
1st Merit Award
2018 American Women Artists, Juried on-line Small Works Show
2015 American Impressionist Society 16th National Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ
2009 American Women Artists, National Exhibition, Easton MD
2009 American Impressionist Western Regional, Denver, CO
2008 American Impressionist Society Western Regional, Palm Desert, CA
William Schultz Award
2008 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery, MT
2008 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2007 Greenwich Workshop Small Works North America
2007 Oil Painters of America, Miniature Show, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 American Impressionist Society 8th National Exhibition, Chicago, ILL
Wind River Arts Award
2006 Best & Brightest, Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, AZ
Best of Show
2006 Oil Painters of America, Western Regional
2006 American Impressionist Society 7th National Exhibition, Rockport, TX
Best of Show