Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Meet Gettysburg Artist Dianne Lorden

Dianne Lorden
Photo taken during the Daily Painters of Pennsylvania Capitol Exhibit

Dianne has an Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Morris County Community College; four years of group study with New England egg-tempera-and-oil artist Albert Matzer; and several workshop experiences with Pennsylvania and Maryland artists in pastels, oils and perspective drawing.
The artist taught adult fine arts in Manchester, Conn.; she offered workshops for the New Jersey Teen Arts Program, Princeton, N.J.; and also held crafting workshops for the Pennsylvania Gourd Society. She has been a juried artisan with the New York State Renaissance Faire (Renaissance Entertainment Corp.) as the proprietor of Renaissance Portraits.

This image, dated June 10th, is from the recently completed 2011 Gettysburg Fringe Festival Plein Air Paint Out. Dianne Lorden is working along Seminary Ridge, in the vicinity of General Lee's Headquarters.
Here, she is working in pastel at Stephen's Knoll.

Dianne is also known for her woodburned gourds and shamantic rattles. We currently have 3 pieces of her gourd work and 1 rattle at the gallery.

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