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Diane Bowie Zaitlin’s work demonstrates her fascination with a variety of materials, subtlety of color, and sensuality of surface. Using a variety of paints, incised marks, found objects, and collage elements,she gives new presence and meaning to common objects. Simple wooden cubes become intriguing, tactile objects reminiscent of childhood playing blocks; antique doors invite you into a new reality, and wooden industrial moulds become figurative metaphors.

Diane Bowie Zaitlin earned a BFA in Sculpture at the University of Connecticut. She has also studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine over the past twenty years. Her solo exhibitions have been at Davidson and Daughter’s Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine; University of New England, Biddeford, Maine; Thomas Moser Gallery, Portland, Maine; the State House, Augusta, Maine; and Saint Joseph’s College, North Windham, Maine. She has exhibited in Pennsylvania, New York State, and throughout New England. Her work has been included in all the Monotype Today exhibits curated by Roger Crossgrove. For the past ten years, Diane has been an artist-in-residence in schools and museums throughout Maine with the Maine Artists Touring Program. She is currently working as a mural artist while continuing her studio work in Saco, Maine.

Babbidge Library, Stevens Gallery
Curators: Roger Crossgrove and Dennis Thornton

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