Diane Cherr's work is rich with color, design and narrative. Her pieces are unique, whether painting in gouache, creating collages, mixed media, drawing or printmaking. In her interpretations of the stories and concepts that become her creations, she pays homage to women’s empowerment, Eastern philosophy, mythology, and Jewish heritage and traditions. She often uses handmade paper, as it adds texture and dimension to her work. Diane is inspired by the process of researching and designing each new piece, often resulting in the juxtaposition of rich storytelling with wonder and whimsy.
Creating images that best illustrate her ideas is a challenging and exciting process. In addition to her narrative pieces, other works include lunar quilt paintings, trees, hearts, shoes and moons. These images have become iconic in Diane's work. She continues to explore these symbols and others as she adds to her creative vocabulary.
Diane earned a BA in Studio Art from Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts. Her MA is in Art and Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University. When she is not creating art, Diane often works as an artist in residence for schools, museums and hospitals, and she also works as a teaching artist for Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY and with high school students on art portfolio preparation for college. Her work has been shown in exhibits and galleries throughout the country and she is represented in private collections in the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Israel and Hungary.
Visit Artist's Website