“Local Artist Series” for November welcomes DIANE BELFIGLIO
About this event:
The work featured in this show is a small snapshot of a great body of work Diane has done in oil pastels over the past 10 years. This newer work is still firmly grounded in the same formalist ideas that have interested her since her beginnings as a professional artist: large hard-edged architectural acrylic paintings. But while working with architectural images, it became obvious that architecture is more amenable to acrylic paint than it is to oil pastels. She decided to step back from the architecture for a while and began experimenting with floral images–although some elements of architecture still exist in them.
Belfiglio’s works are included in the permanent collections of six museums, including the
Canton Museum of Art, Itchiku Kubota Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, and The Butler
Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, her works are in sixteen
corporate, hospital and university art collections, and numerous private collections,
including that of singer Patti LaBelle.