Dianne Anderson is a local artist and retired art teacher residing in Juneau for almost three decades. She is in love with the land called Alaska and her work reflects this joy in the life cycles of the wilderness, and the warmth of its people. One of her favorite themes is the summer roadside blooms of fuchsia and pink as fireweed engulfs the ditches and fields of Alaska.
If not creating art, Dianne can be found tending her garden at her North Douglas log cabin. She is the mother of 2 grown sons, and is married to artist and fishing advocate, Mark Vinsel.
Her media include oil paintings, silk batik, and zinc etching. Zinc etching is a process of drawing into a zinc plate, then submerging the zinc in acid to form the lines, which then holds the inked colors. The inked plate is then rubbed and pressed to the paper. Editions are printed on hand-made paper, made from fireweed or the artist's bluejeans.
Dianne has received the numerous People's Choice and Juror's Merit awards in Juneau's Audubon Shows. Her work was chosen for the Fairbanks All-Alaska Women's Show and placed First at a national competition for mixed media.
Alaska: By the Seat of Your Pants series, collages on blue jean paper, have won Best of Show in the 1998 Artabon, Juneau, placed First in the 1999 Ketchikan Blueberry Arts Festival, and accepted in the West Coast Paper Show, Seattle Center 1999.
Other Shows: 2009 First Friday Feature: Batik Scarves, Juneau Artist Gallery 175 S. Franklin , 2008, 2006, 2004 University of Alaska SE faculty shows, KTOO Tuning into Art, Juneau Douglas City Museum– Mother/Son Art Show, and Featured Artist for Kachemak Bay Shore Bird Festival, Homer Alaska.
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