Diane Brazeau

Artists -> Diane Brazeau

I am a self-taught artist from Ottawa, Ontario.  My whole life I have been captivated by both art and animals/nature.  I have dabbled in pencil and charcoal drawing, oil painting, and I trained in silversmithing at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco.  In my teen years I landed several commissions, but I ended up spending most of my career in information technology.  After some soul searching I recently decided to go back to my passions and picked up my paint brushes!

For the past year my focus has been on acrylics on canvas, and I am striving to perfect my technique in Realism, inspired by all the natural beauty surrounding us.  I also enjoy adding touches of abstract and mixed media on occasion. 

As a mother of two I want to teach my kids to pursue their passions, and the following quotes from Paulo Coelho inspire me to follow mine:  "You will never be able to escape your heart.  So it's better to listen to what it has to say", and "When you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it".