I imagine I began my love for art when I was first able to hold a crayon in my chubby little toddler hand. From then on, it began a life-long exploration of every color in that box .
I hail from Evansville, Ind. and currently reside in Mason, Ohio, having spent 30 yrs. in Cincinnati in between. I received my degree in Fine Art from Indiana University, Bloomington, majoring in graphic design and also with a concentration in painting. I was an artist for the school newspaper which usually called for a cartoon and I occasionally gravitate back towards a cartoon style even now.
After graduation, I worked at various jobs while also selling paintings along the way. The jobs ranged from an ad agency to the airlines to a live children's TV show, where I would invent daily art projects that the host would show the children how to make - most memorably - one from a toilet paper tube!
Since raising my children, I've gotten back into the 'art game' with renewed interest. For several years my paintings have been in exhibits in the Cincinnati tri-state area. My art is selling in stores as well as to individuals nationally and internationally - from Montreal to Singapore. In the past few years, I've also been exploring the world of internet selling, which has been definitely unique!
>>>>>> Check out my other shop to find more artwork........ www.etsy.com/shop/DyansCardParty ..... and also contact me on Facebook under 'Diane Baugh Pape - Thanks for stopping by!
I shall continue to use my active imagination and transfer that energy onto the canvas - thanks for visiting!
Diane Pape joined Fine Art America on May 2nd, 2011.