My name is Diane Steingart and I am a mixed-media artist living in Western Massachusetts.
I paint with acrylics, and use oil pastels, graphite, colored pencils, crayons, and paper collage. My tools include knitting needles, stencils, pens and pencils as well as various brushes. I layer each piece until the composition emerges.
Before becoming a full time artist, I worked as a community worker in the U.K. and as a social worker in New York and Massachusetts. During the past decade, I have worked mostly with elementary age children creating art. I have organized and led groups in Print Making, Collage, and Sculpture. These groups were collaborative experiences for the children. The finished pieces included prints made into an “Art Quilt”, collages made from pressed flowers that turned into a “Friendship Circle”, and a sculpture city called “Junkopolis” using found objects. I hope I have inspired many budding young artists to use art as a collaborative, creative experience!
I have also been involved in inner reflection for the past 25 years, and this experience has helped shape my art.
I have had solo shows at the Pelham Library in Pelham Massachusetts and the Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library in Amherst, MA. I have been part of two person shows and group shows at Gallery A3 in Amherst, MA. My work has been exhibited at the Amherst Cinema and Go Berry in Amherst, MA.
I have been a member of Gallery A3 for the past three years.
My artwork is in many private residences throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. I have studied art with the artists Paula Gottlieb and Jane Davies.
What people have said about my work
“I absolutely love the work, your art touches my soul”
“Love the texture and colors”
“Fantastic show – creative, passionate and unique”
“Bravo! Exceptionally sensitive”
I create art because I love it. It allows me the opportunity to be in the part of myself that is more intuitive. I like the sensation of letting go and exploring relationships between colors, textures, and patterns. All my work stems from the space between “reality” and “imagination”. It is a funny space to inhabit in our very prescribed and fast paced world, but it is a space I have grown to love and out of which the images emerge.