The Hallberg Center for the Arts will be REOPENING on January 14, 2021, but to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,
we will be requiring social distancing, wearing a mask, and limiting the number of people in the art center to 25 people at any given time.  

Thanks for your understanding and Thank You from everyone at The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community.

Diane LaMere

Diane LaMere

Award Winning Plein Air Artist

Diane is primarily an outdoor painter. With Minnesota as her home state Diane has found many beautiful images to paint from its wealth of lakes, trees, fields and farms. But she has also put brush to canvas in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, France, Hawaii, New York, Mexico, Montana, South Dakota and Utah. 

She prefers to work directly from Life and enjoys the communion with Mother Nature saying "It engages all the senses. You feel the breeze, smell the air, hear the birds, as you see the beauty before you." In the tradition of the impressionists, she strives to capture the fleeting light with expressive, painterly brushstrokes. To do that, she needs to paint quickly and decisively before the light changes and the shadows move. Her indoor studio work is done from field studies, reference photos and memory.

Diane credits a John Singer Sargent exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago with opening her eyes to the excitement of paint. Another artist to have an impact on her is Montana artist, Clyde Aspevig. And speaking of inspirations, Diane would surely mention the French impressionists and the Russian painters with their thick, bold paint strokes. She received classical training in Saint Paul, Minnesota from the inspirational painter and teacher, Joseph Paquet who is a signature member of Plein Air Painters of America. 


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