Diana Mary Templeton
I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and have lived in Edmonton since 1971.
I have always been artistic and creative. These talents plus being a visual person led me to a very exciting career in fashion. I have found fashion and art are synonymous with each other and the same principles of design are exhibited in both. This has made the transfer of my skills into art a natural progression.
After discovering the Inner Artist in me I have been involved in Drawing, Design and Watercolour Painting Courses and Workshops at the University of Alberta plus from well -known artists. I have been very active in watercolour painting and recently have added acrylic painting. I became a Profession Artist in 2010 opening my own Company “My Authenticity”.
I enjoy painting landscapes and cityscapes. I have had many Solo Art Shows and have exhibited with Group shows as well, I have been published in the “Wildlife Advocate Magazine”. Five of my paintings were chosen and published and sold.
I am an Associate Member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists for the past 10 years and was President for 2 ½ years. I have been juried and have 5 paintings in our new book “Edmonton Through the Eyes of Its Artists in Edmonton.”
Recently I have been looking for new ways to explore my expression of reflections in watercolour. I wanted something more unique and exciting to me and my viewer, I loved the hustle and bustle of Cityscapes but I wanted more than just buildings.
Then I discovered the distorted window reflections on downtown buildings and I was filled with a burning desire to explore the possibilities of creating this state of the art reflective image of buildings. This idea and concept filled my inner passion as I proceeded on this new and exciting adventure into my interpretation of this subject.
I spent many bright and sunny Sundays downtown with my camera chasing these incredible reflections that I had discovered on my journey into my imagination, My photography became very creative and I could not believe the shots I was lucky enough to capture. I was fascinated by the challenging distortions of the reflections. It was like a jigsaw puzzle that was finally solved when all the pieces of the distorted images fit together as a reflection of another building. This magical portrayal created a harmony of mood that proved the entertaining viewpoint for my audience.
My painting nourishes my soul and this is my moment of passion and fulfillment that I give to you. My Visual Voice – the Magic in my Life.
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