Meet the artists of Hirdie-Girdie Gallery at their monthly art reception.
Meet February featured artist Diana Ripoll.
Diana Lynn Ripoll Acrylic Mixed Media Artist
I was born with a natural fascination with brilliant color and abstract ideas. I have had the good fortune of traveling the world and my mind has become a vast well of snapshots and experiences that my subconscious draws upon to create my paintings. I choose the color that attracts me at the moment, then continue to add colors and watch how they flow, mix and move. The paintings begin to form themselves. I stand back, find what is hidden, and begin to consciously bring it out. Only when the work is completed do I find the true meaning of the piece and what inspired it. With each completed piece, I look forward to revisiting the story it tells.
Having had no formal training, I rely on optimism, experimentation and intuition to create my work. Optimism and intuition being the key factors. I rarely paint with subject intent. I am methodical, but not, a perfectionist, but not. I am indeed a perpetual student, grateful for the mentors I have been so fortunate to rub elbows with. The world can be a tough place, so my goal is to constantly improve my skills and set a lighter tone through color and often humor for myself and my viewers. I consider it a great privilege to paint and be heard above this noisy world without speaking.
Enjoy live music by Bob Housler, wine and great hors d’oeuvres with old and new friends! The Hirdie-Girdie holds their reception at the same time as their neighbor, the Tower Gallery, so you can visit both! Make it a cultural experience, and find that special piece of art you have been searching for. See you there!