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All rights reserved. © Copyrighted 2016. All images and information on this site are the Copyrighted Property of each artist, not to be used without their consent.   Website updated June 25, 2017

DIANE KENT

 

waterinart@cox.net

She has shown and sold her paintings in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sedona and Chandler, Arizona. Many collectors in the Southwest own her original creations.

 

Kent enjoys teaching and is available for instruction in basic watercolor, collage and abstract design.

 

 

DIANE KENT RESUME

 

EDUCATION 

Studied commercial and fine at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

Painting studies at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL 1976-78

Painting and drawing, Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ 1990-93

Studied under many nationally known artists. Among the many: Irving Shapiro, Barbara Nechis, Maxine Masterfield and

        Gerald Brommer

 

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

ARIZONA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY National Exhibitions - A.S.U West Campus Library 2011, Glendale Center, Glendale, AZ 2008, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ 2005, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ – 2003,    

WATERCOLOR WEST National Exhibits - 1997, 1995, 1993, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

SAN DIEGO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT, San Diego, CA - 1996

LEAGUE FOR INNOVATION NATIONAL ART COMPETITION - 1993 – Certificate of National Merit

WESTERN FEDERATION OF WATERCOLOR SOCIETIES - Arvada, Colorado arts Center - 2016, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM - 2011, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX - 2004, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ - 1997, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ - 1994, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM – 1992           

GLENDALE ARTS COUNCIL Annual Exhibition, GLENDALE ARTS COUNCIL Purchase Awards – 2003, 2002, 1999

LOUISIANA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, Neville Public Museum, 1998

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ – 2009, 1993

West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ – 1996                                            

 

WATERWORKS ARTISTS EHIBITIONS

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery - 2015, 2013

Glendale Community College 2010

Chandler Historical Museum  2008 - "Waterworks Paints the Southwest"

Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ June-Aug. 2005

Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ- February-March 2005 "Passion, Paint and Process"

Mill Atelier Gallery, Santa Fe, NM- July-August 2003

                 

HONORS

 

Arizona Watercolor Association President - 2014-2015

Arizona Watercolor Association Signature Membership - 2011

Show Chairperson - Arizona Watercolor Association National Exhibition - 2005 

Western Federation of Watercolor Signature Membership - 2004

Arizona Artist Guild President – 1996-1998

Watercolor West Signature Membership - 1997

National Watercolor Society Signature Membership - 1994

Gallery Nineteen Director - 1994-96

                              

PUBLICATIONS:

LEAGUE FOR INNOVATION IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - 1993

ARIZONA WATERCOLOR ASSOCIATION CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF WATERMEDIA FINE ARTS - 2001

SAN TAN NEWS - “WATERWORKS PAINTS THE SOUTHWEST”  2008

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Quintessence Fine Art Gallery, Chandler, AZ - 2001-2003

Impressions Gallery, Sedona, AZ - 1999-2001

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Diane Kent was born and raised in Illinois. She received her first formal art education at the American Academy of art in Chicago. Later, married, raising a son and working in the accounting field, she continued her art education at Grayslake College. Since moving to the Phoenix area in 1988, Kent has been pursuing an art career on a full time basis. Newer studies have included attending Glendale Community College where she completed classes in drawing and painting. Additional continuing art education was studying under nationally known astists such as Gerald Brommer, Maxine Masterfield, Pat Dews and Irving Shapiro. 

 

Kent's work has been included in numerous Arizona and national exhibitions and has received many awards, including Best of Show and Best in Watercolor. Other honors include Signature Memberships in the National Watercolor Society, NWS, Watercolor West, WW, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, WFWS, and Arizona Watercolor Association, AWA.


 

DIANE KENT, NWS
Diane Kent, NWS
Nuts and Bolts      Frame: 29" x 22"  $750.00