March Art Walk

March 6, 2020  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

"Out of the Box"

Abstracts by Diane Walker

Please join us for the March First Friday Art Walk exhibit by Diane Walker. The exhibit, "Out of the Box", shows Diane's exploration of painting abstracts.  The exhibit is in the renovated main meeting room of the library and will remain through the month of March.

Diane Walker

Most folks know me as a photographer; I only started painting 7 years ago, when I realized what fun it could be to paint abstracts.

Being relatively new to painting and working primarily in abstracts gives me a wonderful excuse to be constantly exploring new possibilities. Whether the result is visually satisfying or not, I have the fun of testing new colors, tools, techniques, and compositions; I’m not yet locked into a particular style. And, because acrylic paint dries quickly, if I don’t like the results I can just keep painting over what I’ve done until it evolves into something that pleases me. 

Like most of the work I show in galleries, the paintings in last month’s exhibit in this room were fairly serene, but not all my work takes that shape. Sometimes, in addition to just experimenting, I use painting to express my frustrations or to respond to events in the world around me. I am grateful to the library for allowing me to display some of my more dynamic and emotional pieces, as well as some of the experiments I chose not to pursue. As my family is fond of saying, "you can’t put Walkers in a box,” and that seems to be true of my art as well as my life, so here’s some of my more out-of-the-box work...