Diane Evans has been chosen as the Artist of the Month at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library for May. She grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri, and moved many times. Diane has lived all over the Hill Country since coming to Texas, and she settled in Mason in 2003. She earned her BA in elementary education at the University of Missouri and her Masters of Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Diane commented, “I’ve gone through artistic ‘phases’ throughout my life. My art is my soul. I have to have a feeling and an emotion to do my art. I’ve always appreciated different ethnic cultures.” If her feelings aren’t in it, she doesn’t create. Diane loved life drawing with live models in college. The clay sculpts on exhibit were made with a gas kiln at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio in 1983. “These heads are very heavy and have been my friends in my yard ever since,” she said. Diane works in several media. She thoroughly enjoys pencil because it’s quick for her, and she likes working in black-and-white. Her pastels on black construction paper are wonderful. She stated, “It has been fun to take the black-and-white drawings over to Monograms and More and have coasters and trivets made out of my drawings, which make good gifts.” Please take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy Diane’s work—it is not to be missed!