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February 2014 Volume 3 No. 2

VISUAL LANGUAGE contemporary fine art

Dyan Newton


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Dyan Newton


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Dyan Newton is from Abernathy, a small town in West Texas. She could not be the artist she is today without the support of her husband and family, and without her God given talent. Dyan discovered her passion for art over 30 years ago, when a neighbor introduced her to tole painting. She said she would never forget how nervous she was to take that first brush stroke. While in class, she observed students from across the room oil painting on canvas. This led to classes in pastels, watercolor and acrylics. Several years later, she won a first place award at the local fair and said the excitement she felt was indescribable. This would be the start of her career. Her earlier works were of a realistic style, but, after studying with local and wellknown artists throughout the years, she was able to develop her impressionistic style. She would become widely recognized for her fresh, confident brushwork with bold, rich colors to express her enthusiasm for painting. Dyan enjoys painting a variety of subjects from landscapes, architectural, animals, still life, and portraits. Many areas of interest catch her eye; it can be a dilapidated civil war home in an Amish community in Missouri, a momma cow and her calves roaming down the back roads of a small mountain community in New Mexico, a little boy sitting in the back of a pickup holding his puppy, watching a rodeo, a young child standing in awe while listening to a band in a park, or quaint churches and run down barns and houses off the beaten path. She can take a photo of a shabby building, church, barn, ranch house and paint with her vibrant colors and bring them back to life.

Better Days

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Seldom painting with local color, Dyan has developed a palette with bright, rich colors. Her paintings are bold, energetic and clean, with confident brushstrokes. A constant change of colors keeps her paintings fresh and spontaneous. Many times she paints her rooftops with brilliant oranges and reds with touch of teal (not having really any meaning but just thinking of cool into warm). When her painting is near completion, she sporadically uses exciting bold touches of red, teal, pink, whatever feels right at the moment, to finish telling the story.

Momma’s Watchful Eyes

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Feeding Time

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Title: The Current Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media Size: 20” x 20”

Title: Hugging The Shore Medium: Acrylic and Mixed Media Size: 20” x 20”

Puppy Love

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Grand-dad’s Favorite Ride

Dyan paints many animal portraits in photo-realism. She tells her clients she just needs a good, clear, close up photo, in order to observe every detail. Her collectors all fall in love with the final painting as Dyan captures their personality perfectly. Dyan is a signature member of the West Texas Watercolor Society and a member of Artists of Texas. She has been juried into many local and regional shows receiving numerous awards. She also teaches and gives workshops in Amarillo, Lubbock and surrounding communities. The beauty of a summer day or the innocence and “awe” she sees on a child’s face inspires her to paint. That is exactly what Dyan wants to capture in each composition to convey that feeling to the viewer, the same initial joy that she felt when she discovered the scene originally. Many viewers say they love her paintings’ vibrant colors and how they radiate “happiness”. Dyan Newton’s works can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and internationally. Her paintings can be viewed at www.dyannnewton.com, www.artistsoftexas.org., and peachtreegallerylubbock.com.

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Dyan Newton VL Studio Visit Feb 2014 vol 3 no 2  

Dyan discovered her passion for art over 30 years ago, when a neighbor introduced her to tole painting. She said she would never forget how...

Dyan Newton VL Studio Visit Feb 2014 vol 3 no 2  

Dyan discovered her passion for art over 30 years ago, when a neighbor introduced her to tole painting. She said she would never forget how...

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