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Diane Campion

 As an artist and lover of nature, I am inspired and compelled to create.  The rusty patina of an old car, the weathered paint on a building, and the patterns, shadows, colors, and details I see motivate me to pick up a brush. 


I grew up in Detroit, always creating, and often reprimanded in school for drawing instead of paying attention.  I was one of those kids who hung out in my high school art room with the very cool Catholic nun.  It wasn’t a surprise to anyone that I wanted to major in art in college, but unfortunately it was not the experience I had hoped for.  I leaned toward realism, and professors did not want “Hallmark card” art.  I stuck with it and graduated with a minor degree in art, and a major in business. 


I was a prolific quilter before I was a painter, but once I discovered a painting group with an incredibly dynamic teacher and art-loving women, I embraced the painting experiences.   I was fortunate to have others who influenced and helped me develop my painting skills throughout the years.  They made such an impression that I often “hear” their mantras as I am painting.


I feel so very fortunate to be able to do what I love.  Every day that includes painting is a good day!