Pat Diemand will present her artwork — oil paintings, mixed media drawings and floor cloths — at her show entitled “Plenty and Plenty More: A Celebration of the Harvest” October 16-November 12 at the gallery of the Society of Bluffton Artists, located at 6 Church Street. Come meet the artist in person during the wine and cheese reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd at the gallery.
Diemand began her journey as an artist as a young child, guided by her desire and natural ability. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Marywood University in Scranton, Penn. and a master’s degree in art education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn. She was a member of the Western New York Artists’ Group in Buffalo, NY and the WA Project for the Arts/Corcoran in Washington, DC.
“For someone to pause in front of a painting instead of just walking on by is what I strive for in my work,” said Diemand. “If my artwork makes a connection with the viewer then my goal has been achieved and this becomes my greatest source of satisfaction.”
Diemand’s work has appeared in a variety of exhibitions over the years, including the Albright Knox Sales/Rental Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Artful Gifts Exhibition at Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and the Cumberland Valley Artists’ Exhibition in Hagerstown, Md. Pat won an Honorable Mention award at the 30th Annual Open Juried Exhibit of the York Art Assoc., York, Penn. From 2001 – 2004 her work was represented by the J. Cooper Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV and from 2006 – 2011 by Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, Penn.
Locally, her work can be seen at Alexander’s Restaurant in Palmetto Dunes. She also teaches the Summer Art Camp for kids at SoBA.
“I gravitate to color and paint in an Impressionist style where subject matter is anything that catches my eye,” Diemand said. “I turn to a vast inventory of photographs and sketches from all the places we’ve lived and traveled for inspiration.”