I WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY TWO YEARS AGO
Works by Ellen Dieter
Reception Friday, April 4, 2014, 6-9 pm
Exhibit runs March 27 - July 16, 2014
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ellen Dieter began her formal art studies at the Cooper School of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Continuing at L’Ecole des Arts Appliques in Paris, she established her reputation in France as a painter of elegant forms and economy of line with remarkable brush control.
Dieter’s contemporary palette glows with rich and vibrant color as she acknowledges influences of modern masters including O’Keefe, Mitchell, Modigliani, and Kandinsky. She seeks the point of intersection of reckless abandon and mindful intent in her work while evoking timeless themes juxtaposed with reflections of memory.
As stated by one critic, “Dieter’s paintings are a rare and extraordinary fusion of technical skill and artistic abandon. Her organic compositions capture the ephemeral vitality of modern life.”
Dieter travels regularly between her studios in San Diego and Hawai’i, where she is represented by The Cedar Street Gallery of Honolulu.
For more information visit ellendieterartist.blogspot.com