Diane Eugster has been painting in oils for more than forty years. Her early art education was in her parents' art store, where she gained first-hand knowledge of supplies and techniques.
Pursuing life as an artist was a part of everything she did. The Scottsdale Artists School played a big part in this goal. For fifteen years she studied there through workshops, with some of the finest artists in the world.
Her work has evolved into a textural story in paint. Layering one passage over another, using brushes, knives, and trowels, adding and subtracting until an energy emerges. Diane uses a very limited palette, which she feels helps her to achieve color harmony throughout the composition.
She lives and works in her home studio in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband (and framer), John, her long hair Dachshund Brandy, and her Oriental Shorthair cat, Khali.
Diane's work is represented by the Meyer Vogl Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a Signature Member of the American Women Artists, and an associate member of the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America.
AWARDS & JURIED COMPETITIONS/SHOWS
2019 Oil Painters of American Western Regional Exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2019 American Impressionist 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club NY, NY
2019 Purchase Award, American Impressionist Small Works Showcase
2019 Portrait Artists of Arizona 9th Annual Juried Competition and Show
2018 "Plunge" group show, Meyer Vogl Gallery Charleston, SC
2018 Portrait Artists of Arizona 8th Annual Juried Competition and Show
2017 "She" group show, Meyer Vogl Gallery Charleston, SC
2014 "Best of Show", Summerlin Art Guild 2014 Art Exhibit, Las Vegas, NV
2014 Painting "Window Shopping" on loan to Las Vegas City Hall, 360 Degree Exhibition
2009 American Women Artists, South Street Gallery, Easton, MD
2009 American Impressionist Society, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
2009 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2008 "William Schultz Award" American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition,
Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery, MT
2008 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2007 "Top 40" Greenwich Workshop Small Works North America
2007 "Oil and Water Two women show, The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
2007 Featured Artist "Romantic Figures", Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA
2007 Oil Painters of America miniature show, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 "Wind River Arts Award American Impressionist Society
8th National Exhibition, Chicago, Ill.
2006 "Views & Reviews" one woman show, Grotto Gallery, Las Vegas Library District
2006 "New Works" two woman show The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas
2006 Best of Show, "Best & Brightest", Scottsdale Artist School
2006 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Competition
2006 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2006 "Best of Show", American Impressionist Society