The following was submitted by the artist in April of 2006:
"I am a naturalist at heart and always inspired to paint my love of life. Everything about the natural world is inspiring to me: The color of a fragrant flower, a misty rain on a trail, the expression on a thoughtful face, … My goal is to express the feeling at hand which enables me to convey to the viewer the appreciation I feel for this wonderful world we live in."
Diane M Fedyna
Drawing was an important part of Diane's' formative years. At the age of 7, (unknown to her mom and dad!) she would create a stack of sketches and off she would go house to house, selling her works of art. It was here that her career began forming without knowing that the future would find her paintings in countless private and corporate collections spanning the World. Informal study with Richard Schmid and other respected artists at The Palette and Chisel Academy of Art and The American Academy of Art (both in Chicago) as well as numerous classes and workshops in various locations nation wide, prepared her for an exciting career in art. She says "Painting is an infinite learning experience. The more one learns the more one realizes that there is so much more to learn."
PBS program aired in 6 northern states October 2005.
Dianes' painting, Summers First, has been juried in to the Oil Painters Of America 2005 Central Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils.Colorado, 2005.
Juried into and has received The Sallie and Gannon Kashiwa Award in the 2005 Adirondack National Exhibition Of American Watercolors . New York
Diane has a painting on exhibit in the Watercolor Wyoming XX National Juried Exhibition 2005.
Cherish The Moment has won The Best Nature Representation Award in Arts In Harmony- National Juried Show 2005. Cherish The Moment was also chosen to be included in the Traveling Show 2005. Minnesota
2 paintings juried into the prestigious Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition 2004, 2005. Minnesota
Diane's painting Against the Waves has been juried into the Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition, 2005.
Best Of Show Award for North Shore Storm in The Jeane Pearce Walker Art Show 2004
Award of Merit for Garden Light, an oil painting on exhibition at the Northern Showcase Juried Art Competition 2004 . Minnesota
Award Of Honors ( First Place ) at the Minnesota Watercolor Society show Fall Splendor 2004 for her painting Living Color.
Several of her paintings are on display in the Art Exhibition at The Cross River Heritage Center in Schroeder, MN 2005
The summer exhibition at The Blue Iris in Duluth MN 2005
Diane's painting was juried into the Minnesota Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition , MN 2005.
A one woman show at the Coho graced the shores of Lake Superior, summer of 2005.
Diane M Fedyna had a painting of a great horned owl on exhibit at the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center-Science Building, for a fundraising event to benefit the Bird Program.
Diane had 2 paintings juried into the 6 state Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN. 2005.
One of Fedyna's paintings exhibited in the Art Institutes Annual Show, Duluth , MN, 2005.