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Richmond, Va artist, Diane Clement started her fine art career in 2003. She has showed in over 70 shows, over 40 of those as the featured, or solo artist. Her abstract work has been collected heavily in Virginia and has found homes in New York, D.C., Arizona and California. She has been published in newspapers and magazines in and around Richmond, and her work has headed calendars and been photographed for decorating jobs and magazines.
Diane is self-taught and works diligently to continue to learn all products and techniques. She has used wine and beer in her art, mixes all sorts of media (keeping in mind that art is a collectible investment), and most recently painted WITH fire! Diane was sooo fortunate to participate with a contemporary artist/friend, where she was invited to paint in the jet stream of a Lear jet; surely one of the most exciting, exhilarating experiences ever!!
Diane donates lots of art to fund raising events and has worked with wheel-chair bound folks, Boy Scouts and the unsuspecting, as often as possible. Before 2003, Diane owned and operated a graphic art/signage company and has designed and painted commercial projects from trucks to billboards, the FBI Training Center in Quantico, Va., and has worked on Set Designs such as 'Hannibal'.
'I believe that abstract art comes from your soul. Though I suffer from a lack of a formal education in art, I also believe that I do not suffer from the lack formal training. I watched my Mother paint landscapes and portraits with oils, I took art in high school, I learned commercial art on the run and I love having the 'ideas/concepts' then figuring out how to bring them to life, using all kinds of paint, polyurethane, hair, whatever works in the process of producing the piece.'
I am lucky and fortunate, and lucky. And forever thankful.