Diana K Gibson

Diana K Gibson

Diana K. Gibson teaches Oil Painting, Landscape, Seascape, Still Life and Portrait for Adults, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

She also teaches Oil Painting for Teenagers and Young Adults Saturday mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

She can be contacted by email at dianakgibson@yahoo.com or by phone at (973) 962-6436.

Diana K. Gibson

Diana K. Gibson is a painter of the traditional manner. Artist model turned artist, she studied and apprenticed with master painter and teacher, John Phillip Osborne. Shortly after receiving her formal art training, she became an instructor at the Ridgewood Art Institute teaching traditional oil painting to teenagers and young adults. Presently she teaches classes to adults, young adults and teens.

In her classes, landscape, seascape, still life and portraiture is taught year round. The fundamental elements and universal principles of traditional fine oil painting disciplines are explored with an emphasis placed upon the atmospheric prismatic flow of light as revealed by nature. Diana's passion for the light is the driving force behind her work. The studio's north light flowing over subjects or the sun's sublime light illuminating the landscape is the focus of her painting and teaching. Diana understands the benefits derived from the direct study of nature. As there is no substitute for painting from life, her students are strongly encouraged to work directly from the subject before them.

Under her guidance, both adults and young people receive the skills necessary for advancing their aptitude in oil painting. High School students wishing to build their portfolio for college should consider her Oil Painting for Teens and Young Adult class.

Most of the time Diana can be found painting in a north lit studio or painting on location. Diana's work has been featured in American Artist Magazine and American Art Collector. Her work has been exhibited in New York City at various shows including the American Artists Professional League, Hudson Valley Art Association, and Allied Artists of America. Her artwork was selected for the 2009 American Artist Magazine Plein Air Showcase Your State, NJ contest. She also has participated in numerous plein air events and is a signature member of the NYPAP. She has been the recipient of many awards including Best of Show as well other commendable honors. She demonstrates and serves as a juror. Diana is represented by several galleries and her work has been sold to private collectors in the U.S and abroad


Autumn in the Catskills, Plein Air

By Diana K Gibson

Oil Painting, 11 X 14 Inches