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From Celestial Tartans to Mary’s Mantles

28 Aug , 2017   Gallery

From Celestial Tartans to Mary’s Mantles: 

A Retrospective of Color Pencil Work of Diana Cadwallader

Diana Cadwallader’s childhood was spent in Karachi, Pakistan, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. She also lived and worked in Hong Kong for five years before coming to the United States. She studied at Arizona State University for a Bachelor of Fine Arts and at Yale University for a Master of Fine Arts, both in Graphic Design.

For close to 20 years, Diana taught Graphic Design, Foundation Art Course, and Art Appreciation at Jacksonville State University. She was honored five years ago by the university with the title of Professor of Art, Emerita.

In addition to her work in Graphic Design, Diana has maintained an art career with her work appearing in over 40 juried shows at the regional, national, and international levels.

This exhibit is a retrospective of her work in one medium, the color pencil. Her work is mostly non-representational and uses predominantly color to remember and imagine places and express emotions.

As described in her artist statement, Diana wants to “extract the essence of the subject.” In this way, she is able to leave it up to the viewer to interpret things she is unable to place into words.

Although she uses one medium, her work is labor intensive. Each line is layered, and can change color within a single line.

Diana lives with her family in Pleasant Valley at the end of a long gravel road where she tries, in the words of Thessalonians… to lead a quiet life, mind her own business, and work with her hands.

From Celestial Tartans to Mary’s Mantles: A Retrospective of Color Pencil Work by Diana Cadwallader will be on display in Hammond Hall Gallery from August 16th through September 20th. There will be an opening reception on August 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.


Hammond Hall Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday: 9 AM to 4PM

Saturday: 10AM to 2PM