2017 Spotlight Artist Diane Fontaine

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

At nine years old, Diane Fontaine created her first oil painting and began to invent her own characters. After working as an illustrator and exploring different mediums, she eventually discovered a passion for acrylic and began to concentrate her efforts on mixed-media techniques. In her work, Fontaine explores emotions, depth, and movement through shadow, contrast, and extreme light, achieving a balance that is at once exuberant and introspective. Calling her work “a tribute to the goddess, the warrior, and the queen in every woman,” Fontaine explores the femininity and attitude of her characters through shapes, colors, and emotionally strong subjects.


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