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.
British Columbia 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 the local landscapes of Alberta and British Columbia. Diane is a painting teacher sharing her vibrant color palette and technique of painting with students. She teaches how to paint horses, bears, landscapes, and flowers in vibrant color.
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 British Columbia. 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,Texas and 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.
As an artist, Diane integrates 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, and nostrils; looser as they expand to surrounding areas. In the cropping of her equine subjects she pares down the image to its most powerful essence.
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.