DIANE KENT
 
waterinart@cox.net

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 artists 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.

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 to 1978

Painting and drawing, Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ 1990 to 1993

Studied under many nationally known artists. Among the many: Irving Shapiro, Barbara

       Nechis, Maxine Masterfield and Gerald Brommer

 

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Arizona Watercolor Association National Exhibition

       ASU West Campus Library, Glendale, AZ - 2011

       Glendale Center, Glendale, AZ - 2008

       Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ - 2005

       West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ - 2003    

Watercolor West National Exhibition - 1997, 1995, 1993, Riverside Art Museum,

       Riverside, CA

San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition, San Diego, CA - 1996

League for Innovation National Art Competition - 1993 - Certificate of National

Merit

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition

       Colorado Arts Center, Arvada, CO - 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, AZ - 2003, Purchase Award                            

Glendale Arts Council Annual Exhibition, Glendale, AZ - 2002 - Purchase Award      

Louisiana Watercolor Society Exhibition, Neville Public Museum, 1998, 1999

  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ - 1996                                            

 

WATERWORKS ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS

Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ - March 24 - May 20, 2017 - "Fragments"

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery, Chandler, AZ - 2015 - "Abstraction to Realism, Realism to Abstraction"

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery, Chandler, AZ - 2013 - "Really Abstract or Abstractly Real?"

Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ - 2010 - "Realism and Abstraction"

Chandler Historical Museum, Chandler, AZ -  2008 - "Waterworks Paints the Southwest"

Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ - June - August, 2005 - "Realism to Abstraction - Abstraction to Realism"

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

Mill Atelier Gallery, Santa Fe, NM - July - August, 2003 - "Waterworks Artists of Arizona Group Show"

                 

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 to 1998

Watercolor West Signature Membership - 1997

National Watercolor Society Signature Membership - 1994

Gallery Nineteen Director - 1994 to 1996

                              

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 to 2003

Impressions Gallery, Sedona, AZ - 1999 to 2001

Diane Kent   NWS

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The Other Half   Acrylic  24" x 30"   $2,200

Cornered                         Watercolor      Image: 22x14   Frame: 29x22    $800.00

Interruptions                Acrylic on Canvas 
Size: 24" x 30"                          $1,800.00