Dianne Blanchard

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Location Central Coast Of, California
Introduction Born and raised in Iowa, Dianne’s love for painting seems to be all in the family. Surrounded with art by her mother, great-grandmother and aunts, it helped to inspire her creativity. Beginning with acrylics on canvas in 1992, Dianne had no formal instruction, but a lot of creativity. In 1998, Dianne took her love of painting, to walls. She specialized in large scale murals and faux finishes, and eventually focusing on whimsical characters for children’s bedrooms. A chance meeting with watercolor artist, Deb Festa, sparked an immediate interest in a whole new medium. Dianne began to study the basics of watercolor painting with Deb Festa in 2006. “As soon as I put brush to paper for the first time, I was hooked. I love the freedom of watercolor, and the brilliancy.” Dianne finds inspiration in everyday objects, foods, her young daughters, and the beauty of California. Dianne lives on the Central Coast of California with her husband and their two daughters.