Art In The Valley Gallery
209 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis Oregon 97333
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30
Sunday 11:00 - 3:00
Monday 10:00 -5:30 until Christmas
March 2018 Featured Artist
Reception 4-8 pm Thurs. 15 March
in conjunction with the Corvallis Art Walk
"Calla Multitych" 24 X 24 acrylic on canvas
Diane Trevett is a Salem artist who uses painting and drawing media to explore botanical and nature subjects. She is fascinated by their unique form, diverse color and hidden details, and uses the final composition to enhance these qualities. Painting or drawing a subject is like re-inventing it and making it her own. She engages in a playful interaction of manipulating brush and paint, or pastel and charcoal.
In her early teens she visited a Chicago retrospective exhibit of Georgia O'Keeffe whose work made a remarkable impression on her. O’Keeffe became her inspiration that continues to this day. O’Keeffe’s way of seeing forms of nature, flowers, landscapes and buildings, her choice of color, rendering, and composition all paralleled what was forming in Diane’s artistic development. In the summer of 2013, she fulfilled a long-time dream of touring O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. That impressive experience fed her art soul deeply.
Diane maintains a 400 sq. ft. studio adjacent to her home. She exhibits her work through a variety of venues that include juried art competitions, one-woman and group shows, fine art fairs. She is a member of the artist cooperative Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, and exhibits often at the Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery in Salem. She is currently employed at Willamette University as administrative assistant for the music department and the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series. Diane is also a member of the Skyline Artists Salon, a small artist critique group in Salem, and a founding member of Artists in Action, now in its 17th year, and serves on the board.
Diane received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Painting & Drawing from Southern Oregon University in 1991. While at the university she worked as assistant registrar and preparator at the Schneider Museum of Art and managed a small campus art gallery. She also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for a summer term while in high school. Her website is DianeTrevett.com.