Diane Williams paints
the spirit of horses
Equine artist Diane Williams works exclusively with oil on canvas,
applying vibrant thick layers and rich texture to her paintings.
Alberta artist Diane Williams paints and photographs unique horses from around the world; the Sable Island wild horses off the coast of Nova Scotia, the ancient white Camargue horses from Southern France, and Andalusian and Lusitano horses from Portugal, Brazil, and Texas.
She enjoys painting commissions of beloved horses. She paints the white spirit bears from the Great Bear Rainforest in BC and local landscapes of Alberta. Diane is a painting teacher sharing her vibrant color palette and technique of painting with students. She teaches how to paint horses, bears and landscapes in vibrant color.
“I want my work to trigger strong, emotional responses,” Williams says. “For the viewer to feel as if she or he is entering the world of light the horses inhabit. I believe that these horses can help you heal or, perhaps, regain a sense of your inner exquisite self.”
Equine artist Diane Williams works exclusively with oil on canvas, applying vibrant thick layers and rich texture to her paintings.
Diane is a successful equine painter in Alberta. She paints commissions and sells her work throughout North America and Europe. She has traveled extensively to paint unique horses. She has observed and photographed the Sable Island wild horses off the coast of Nova Scotia and more recently traveled to southern France to photograph the semi-feral white horses that live in the wetlands of the Camargue region.
Presently Diane is focusing on the beauty of the soul of Iberian horses, many who have made the journey from Brazil, Portugal, and Texas to Alberta to her camera.
Diane Williams teaches painting with a strong foundation on how to layer color, Students are guided through 4 stages of a painting from a vibrant simplistic base to refinement of each stage, finishing with an emphasis on a special detail of one part of the painting.
Her style is contemporary Impressionism. She encourages textured brushstrokes with classical composition and an emphasis on cropping into the essence of the subject, touching three sides of the canvas. Diane teaches private and group lessons.
Equine artist Diane Williams has a lifelong passionate love affair with horses. With this comes a knowing of the depth of the relationship one can have with the soul of a horse. In her work, she invites the viewer to experience this relationship at an intimate level with his or her own encounters and emotions.
As an artist Diane works hard to integrate classical techniques, with contemporary, no black, brown or gray. She captures impressions of light through layers of brilliant oil color, wet on wet until finished. Her images start as a stark light/shadow rendering of pure pigment, detail evolving on eyes, ears, nostrils; looser as they expand to surrounding areas. In her cropping of her equine subjects she pares down the image to its most powerful essence.
"It is not about the horse as a whole or the background it takes space in, it is the piece that speaks to your heart".
Diane Williams paints horses with a unique perspective. Color, light and motion portray the essence of her horses. She captures their spirit and personality through the playful movement of her brush. Contact Diane personally to inquire about an original commissioned painting. Diane enjoys working with her clients to find that unique piece of art or a gift for a loved one.