32 x 22, paper, tape woodblock print, 2015
Diane T. Francis is an artist/educator. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Sculpture and a Master’s of Art Education. Diane has been in hundreds of juried exhibitions throughout the United States. She is in many private collections. “I now work in Sculpture and 2D, painting, mixed media, drawing and printmaking. I primarily paint with oils. As for printmaking I love them all. I do mono-prints, intaglio and woodblock.” She is represented by Gallery Seven. Besides working in her studio, she teaches at the Carroll School in Lincoln, MA.
Diane’s love for figure and form draws on her years of experience in sculpture. She has been working with paper sculptures that she then creates woodblock prints to go with the sculptures. Transferring the print to the sculpture. One of the reasons she loves carving the woodblocks is how it reminds her of sculpting. Her intent is to produce intensely personal yet broadly human images, ones that demand dialogue and reflection.