Diane ElmerDIANE ELMEER

Artist’s Statement
I have been a practicing artist/educator for 48 years.  I work and reside with my husband John Caterall in Tampa, Fl. and Story, Wyoming.

Currently, I am working on a series of narrative paintings creating a personal cosmos shaped by illustration, myth and visual history.  The forms of humans, animals, flowers, insects and trees that populate the paintings are constructed through an effort of imagination and a vigilant observation of the complexity of the visual world.

My primary goal as an artist is to engage the audience in a viewing process that simulates the making of the painting(s) utilizing a perceptual mode that examines anew that which is familiar.