Diane Akey, Diane Akey
Not for sale
I've always enjoyed making art. I have had many roles in my life so far- student, teacher, mother, wife, farmer, and now painter! I paint what I want and where ever my brush takes me! I usually paint in acrylics and mixed media. I like mark-making, textures and patches of colours. These last two years I have been evolving into abstraction. Lately I have been working on a series of paintings that portray the common lives of family. Family histories are so many stories! During this Year of Covid 19, I have been looking back at Family Pictures. I can with the turning of a page travel by decades. The relationship between me the artist, you the viewer and the painting is a powerful synergy of thoughts and memories. I have purposely distorted the realism of old photos by using fragments of colours, marks and patterns to capture the ebb and flow of Time.