Diana Woods is an experimental artist living in Grand Junction, Colorado. Her work is in private and public collections around the world.
In 1980, Diana graduated from William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting & art history. While pursuing her art career, Diana has always believed in the importance of arts advocacy and education. She worked as an artist-in-residence in various schools; as Executive Director of Cinema at the Avalon, a non-profit independent film organization in Grand Junction, Colorado; and as Director of Exhibitions, Permanent Collection, Education and Public Relations at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.
Diana has exhibited in California, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska and New Mexico. Her solo and group exhibitions include shows at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Red Brick School House in Aspen, Colorado, the Durango Arts Center, The Boulder Gallery, The Webb Gallery in Glenwood Springs, contemporary Colorado Juried Exhibit, Thomas Moxley Gallery in Santa Fe, and Kiechel Fine Art in Lincoln, Nebraska. Diana’s studio sits at the base of Red Canyon, looking up at the spectacular Colorado National Monument.
As an experimental artist, I try to push the boundaries and explore the territory of color, composition, line and texture. My work bridges painting and sculpture in a patchwork of ideas. Using canvas or wood as a painting surface, I incorporate anything from oil paints, to metals, glass, sand and found objects to create layer upon layer of texture and luminous color.
My studio sits at the base of Red Canyon, below the Colorado National Monument. The canyons tower above me, constantly changing in shadows and light. My work represents the spirit and soul of nature. I search for the essence of land, sky, water, rock. The natural world is ever present as the source and inspiration for all my work.