My name is Diane Steingart and I am a mixed-media, abstract and semi-representational artist living in Western Massachusetts.
I try to follow my creative instincts. This is not always a smooth process, but often leads me through difficulties to new insights.
I paint with acrylics, and add highlights with oil pastels, graphite, colored pencils and paper collage. My tools include knitting needles, stencils, pens and pencils as well as various brushes.
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 using 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.
My work has been exhibited at the Pelham Library in Pelham Massachusetts.
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 and less cerebral. 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 “fantasy”. 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.