Virginia native and award winning artist, Diane Patton has exhibited locally and regionally extending to the Carolinas. She has held solo exhibitions and also shown at the Taubman Museum annual Sidewalk Art Shows. After studying abroad in France, she taught art in the Roanoke county school system as well as in the Gifted Arts program.
Her art has been featured on the cover of both City Magazine and the brochure of Open Studios of Roanoke. Her art has also been published the International Acrylics Society, H.K. Holbein Award magazine, and in Palette Talk of the Grumbacher National Art Magazine. Her current representation is Gallery 202, Gallery C, and at Magnolia Décor.
Diane Patton has been a Roanoke artist for 30 years. Her abstracts are taken from nature: rock shapes, landscapes and places she has traveled. Diane says about her work, "Essential elements to create my paintings are laying of paint/textures, line work, strong design and color. My paintings truly are an expression of my love of Nature and the history of the land. I find the creative process honest and satisfying. Working in mixed media: graphite, acrylics, oil and collage, allows me to layer and rework textured surfaces resulting in a delightful discovery of things unseen."