Diana Blackwell is a self-taught artist in Berkeley. She works in many media, including charcoal, acrylics, collage, block printing, and monotypes. Her subjects include abstractions and imaginary scenes, as well as human figures and portraits, still life, landscape, and religious, especially Christian, themes.
Blackwell belongs to the East Bay Figure Painters, which paints from live models each week at the Firehouse North Gallery in Berkeley. Her colorful, happy-looking monotypes and block prints are a regular feature at Mignonne Décor in Berkeley. She has shown work in California, Massachussetts, Missouri, and Nebraska. Her work has been used to illustrate books, magazines, and greeting cards, and she designs graphics for Bay Area businesses. Her online gallery can be seen at: http://www.zhibit.org/diana_blackwell/.
“Diana’s work evokes a sense of the strong female spirit with an ethereal aesthetic.”
–Mignonne Design Blogspot