Diane Snoey Appler - Oils
If these paintings have a mission, it is this: capture rarely viewed scenes that happen in a tiny moment, feel the environment of warm air, hot sunshine, a simple breeze or brisk trade winds and present them in a compelling way. Create a sense of the place in time in my window of the world.
It may be a sentinel tree on an isolated hill or beach, or the beach itself alive with movement, or the vibrantly lit surface of the clouds at sunset. Whatever the locale, on the best of days these images will stir up unexpected feelings and thoughts in the viewer.
Diane's work is done in her studio and en plein air. Plein air painting has helped her skills through direct, critical visualization. She is still learning what to include in the painting to set the stage and what to leave out to tell the best story.
Please visit Diane at her website for more examples of her work.
--Diane Snoey Appler is based out of Wailea, Maui and has been creating art for more years than she likes to admit. Look for her out painting in her signature hat - she’ll tell you the story of why that scene captured her imagination.