Diane Bowie Zaitlin

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Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Archives, 2015, mixed media encaustic, 30x24in.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Archives, 2015, mixed media encaustic, 30x24in.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Dissipate, 2014, acrylic and graphite on bristol, 28x22in.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Aperture II, 2014, acrylic and graphite on bristol, 28x22in.
Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Artifact, 2014, mixed media encaustic, 30x24in.

My work explores the emotional power of line and color, with evidence of the artist’s hand.  I want the viewer to have a sense of my physical and emotional involvement with my materials. With many layers of writing, drawing and painting I create a history of my ponderings and struggles.  Art is my way of sorting through both inward and outward observations to make sense and order of the world.  It creates a visually tangible record of this process with suggestions of memory, bits of conversation, or perhaps a sense of a person, location or passing of time.  

 

Diane Bowie Zaitlin has lived on the coast of Maine most of her life.  She received a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, and also studied at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. She has attended numerous workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, R & F Paints, and Maine College of Art.  She teaches painting workshops in encaustic and cold wax and has been an artist-in-residence through the Maine Arts Commission for many years.


Diane has exhibited extensively throughout the country.  As a member of New England Wax, she was included in their many juried encaustic exhibits in New England and Oregon from 2007-2009.  Diane has participated in several Luminous Landscape exhibits of encaustic artists in Massachusetts since 2009.  Diane received the Saco Museum purchase prize at the exhibit Mill-ennial 2012. In 2013 her work was exhibited in  Maine Women Pioneers III: Dirigo at the University of New England Art Gallery, Portland.  She is currently represented by Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine and June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine.  She was a 2015 fellow at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation , Great Cranberry Island, Maine and Artweek on Great Spruce Head Island, Maine in 2012.

Selected solo exhibits include:

2016  June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine: Drawings

2015  Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, Maine: Undercurrents

2013  Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, Maine:  Eloquent Silence
2011 Saco Museum, Saco, Maine: Point of Departure.
2008 North Dam Mill, Biddeford, Maine.
2004 University of New England, Biddeford, Maine.
         Saco Museum, Saco, Maine: Passageways.
2002 University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.: Alchemy: From the Common to the Sublime.
2001 Davidson and Daughters Contemporary Art, Portland, Me.: Exit.
1997 State House, Augusta, Maine.

Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Archives, 2015, mixed media encaustic, 30x24in. 3 months ago
Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Dissipate, 2014, acrylic and graphite on bristol, 28x22in. 3 months ago
Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Aperture II, 2014, acrylic and graphite on bristol, 28x22in. 3 months ago
Diane Bowie Zaitlin, Artifact, 2014, mixed media encaustic, 30x24in. 3 months ago
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