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Diane Lewis - Landscapes

Diane Lewis lives in Eugene Oregon and is an owner
of Vistra Framing & Gallery. She took 15 years off
from working full time to pursue her art and take care of
her adult handicapped daughter. Currently she is back to
keeping regular hours at Vistra and works on her art as much as she can.
Throughout her life, Diane has always loved art and has
always thought of herself as an artist. As a child she
spent many hours drawing and painting. She started with
Disney characters, then using watercolors to painting
flowers. While in high school art classes, she found using
oil paint very fun and inspiring. Now, she uses oil,
pastels and acrylic as her favorite mediums. When she thinks
of a subject to paint she says, “It just seems natural to pick
one over the other for that piece, I cannot really say why. I
really enjoy using all 3 media, and find I continually learn
things about all of them”.
Diane is mostly self-taught. She has taken classes from
Tom Browning, Kevin MacPherson and Matt Smith. She
is inspired by John Carlson, John Singer Sargent, Richard
Schmid and David Laffel. Also, after spending 12 years
going out and painting in Plein Aire, it gave her a clear
understanding of the outdoors and how to paint light and
atmosphere.  living in Oregon and being around all the
rivers, gives her a lot of inspiration. She finds painting
water the most interesting, and is always drawn to that
type of scenery for inspiration. During Oregon’s rainy
seasons, she has had time to devote to still-life and animal paintings. In the last year,2020 she has been painting abstracts using cold wax and oils. Although it is a very different type of subject, she finds it nice to switch back and forth.
She is currently exhibiting in the Attic Gallery in Camas Washington, Earthworks Gallery in Yachats, Or. and Vistra Framing & Gallery, at 411 West 4th in Eugene, Oregon.

Rogue River 30 X 30.jpg

"Rogue River"  Pastel 29 x 29   Sold

 River Rocks 16 x9.5 pastel on paper

"River Rocks"  Pastel  9.5 x 16  

McKenzie Boat Landing 23 7-16 X 11 1-4.j

"McKenzie River Boat Landing"  Oil -11 x 23   

My Favorite Place 24 X 12.jpg

"Lunch Spot Beside The River"  12 x 24 pastel       Sold

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"Rapids at Sahalie Falls ,Or

Pastel   18 x 13      Sold

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"Small Pool at Sahalie Falls, Oregon

              18 x 13 Pastel   

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"Log Jam at Sahalie Falls, Or"

          Pastel  17.5 x 13   

Opal Creek 15-5 X 16-55 FINAL1200 pixles

  Opal Creek Falls

pastel  16 x 17   $900

DL-Fishing Hole on the McKenzie v3 FINAL

"Best Fishing Spot", McKenzie River             Sold

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"North Umpqua River, Oregon"  15 x 12 Pastel   

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"North Umpqua River "- SOLD

Day Trip To The McKenzie 16 X 12.jpg

"Day Trip to The McKenzie River"  12 x 16 Oil 


"Listen For The Wind"  23 x 12  Pastel 

Spring Morning 16 X 20 Web Size.jpg

"Spring Morning"  15 x 19 - Pastel   Sold

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"Oregon Fields" 11 x 14   Oil

Edited Image 2014-12-4-15:44:25

"Morning at The Marsh"   Sold

Oregon Coast 14 X 18.jpg

"Oregon Coast"  17 x 13 Pastel 

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"Oregon Coast Sunset" Pastel  Sold

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