Monday, August 5, 2013

Dianne Hicks Presents Watercolors, Collages

Metroplex artist Dianne Hicks was DAFA’s guest artist on July 22, leading a mini-workshop on figurative collages and presenting her history as a watercolor and collage artist. Mini-workshop participants worked with an assortment of printed faces and Dianne’s printed papers to turn out wonderful, unique collages based on simple human shapes.

Left to right: Diane demonstrates how she shades her collages to achieve more depth; four of the many exciting collages created by mini-workshop participants; Diane chats with Sara Miller-Moe, who will present DAFA’s program in August.

During the main presentation of the evening, Dianne showed pictures of her studio in Lewisville and explained her fascination with patterns and hand-printed papers. She incorporates the patterned papers into many of her works, which range from handbound books to watercolor collages.

Left to right: Members admire Dianne’s work and shop for hand-printed papers and other goodies; detail of one of Dianne’s large hand-carved E-Z-Cut printing blocks; one of Dianne’s watercolor collages.
-- Carolyn Skei

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