Meet the Artist: Diana Miller-Pierce
Diana Miller-Pierce is a traditional watercolorist in the impressionistic style.
While her work is painted in a traditional impressionistic style, Ms. Miller-Pierce involves a strong sense of abstraction in the underlying composition of the paintings.
The artist is attracted to scenes involving strong clear light that casts shadows on her subject matter. She looks for a composition of dark and light patterns that help to create dynamic tension and energy. Her color choices are made to enhance the images and enchant the viewer.
She specializes in floral, architectural, mechanical, cats and still life subjects, which have been influenced by her travels in the Caribbean and Southwestern United States.
From her earliest memories, Diana
Miller-Pierce has wanted to be an artist, and has always painted and drawn. She envisions her work as being an expression of the beauty, wonder and joy of life. Through viewing her work, she hopes people can learn to see the beauty in the everyday world which surrounds them.
Her watercolor techniques draws from the English method of watercolor which consists of a series of washes built up in color and intensity until the painting is complete. Some areas of a painting may receive 20-30 layers of paint.
While this method is extremely time consuming it results in luminous paintings rich in subtle color variations.
RecognitionsDiana Miller-Pierce's works have been exhibited in numerous shows and garnered many awards. In 1995, she was named one of Indiana's top ten "most collectible" women artists by Indianapolis Woman magazine. She was named a ‘Trendsetter’ an artist to watch in February, 2004 Art Business News. Her work was reviewed in the editorial ‘Shadows’, Summer, 2004, Inform Art Magazine. Her work has been licensed to flags, cards, coaster, prints, mailbox covers and rugs. She is currently represented by Wild Wings Fine Art. Her art appeared in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's Contemporary Realism Biennial
In addition to being a professional artist, Ms. Miller-Pierce is a psychotherapist in private practice, and frequently draws from her artistic side in her use of art therapy which she finds to be a powerful therapeutic and diagnostic tool.
Hoosier born and bred, Ms. Miller-Pierce currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.