Diane Cromer has always been creative – since as early as she can remember. Diane began to paint seriously in her early twenties. She’s constantly studying, gaining technical education by reading books about artists, reading books about techniques and color theory, and by studying what other artists are doing.

I always begin with a drawing on vellum to work out potential missteps.  Then I transfer that drawing to the canvas by using graphite paper.  The actual painting process always seems to begin in a different way each time.

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Diane’s graphite works are equally fine. She says she likes the purity of the result she gets with graphite. She achieves incredible realism with just black, white, and shades of gray, relying on shading and contrast, not line, to render her subjects truly.

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My focus on nature is not just about the need to create.  It is also about preserving species and landscape that may be lost to us in the future.  I hope that my art will cause people to really see something that they otherwise would walk past in a preoccupied state because the” noise” in their brains is too loud. 

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Diane will be at Fall Into Fine Craft with over fifty other fine artisans, so mark your calendar, today! In the meantime, you can see more of her work on her website, the Gallery page of our website, or on Facebook at

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