The splendor and significance that art can bring to one’s soul is life changing and life lasting. With color, Artist Carrie Diaz draws her audience in; with composition, she requires that her audience listen.
“My approach starts with color and composition of shapes in all that I see. It is the feeling that I get from color and composition that I am able to translate this into art,” states Carrie and continues, “I find that my most successful pieces demonstrate the “less than more” philosophy.” Carrie’s medium transfers back and forth from watercolor to chalk pastels. “I discovered art at a young age. Art was a way to escape, I would get lost in my drawings,” states Carrie. “In high school I was introduced into the arts; it was there that I took all the art classes and photography classes that were offered in order to gain as much knowledge as I could.”
Carrie has quite the following and many collectors of her watercolor work; she is the Official Artist of the Boulder Sports Hall of Fame. “I paint all the inductees showcasing their athletic moment and then this painting is given to them as part of their award,” smiles Carrie. Whether creating a painting for an athlete capturing their athletic moment or following the color and composition of her chalk pastels, Carrie Diaz is an artist to watch as she continues to grow and explore her artistic prowess. And, Carrie Diaz is an artist to collect.
Carrie’s upcoming show at Highland Park Apartments Lobby Series, Saturday, June 7th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., is the first time she has shown her chalk pastels and watercolors. The collection of work is dynamic.
Rain, a chalk pastel by Carrie, allows the viewer to be drenched in a foggy, rainy day.
Rain Colors, also a chalk pastel, Carrie blends the colors of a rainy city day into a fantastic, insightful artistic expression.
“The reward of being an artist is creating art that means something to the recipient. I love the challenge of creating a painting for an athlete; capturing their athletic moment forever,” smiles Carrie. “I also create paintings of dogs ‘in remembrance’ for their owners. It makes me feel good to touch a person through my art who may have lost their pet.”
“It’s important to stay true to yourself in the art industry. We all have different talents and if we believe in ourselves the universe will give us our true rewards.”
Join Carrie Diaz for a Meet The Artist reception at Highland Park Apartments, Saturday, June 7th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., 2424 West Caithness Place, Denver, 80211. Highland Park Apartments is located in the LoHi Neighborhood, 30th and Zuni.
Set your calendar reminder, for this is an artistic treat you won’t want to miss.
Carrie Diaz’s Chalk Pastels & Watercolor show runs April 26th – August 8th, 2014, lobby hours are Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed on Sundays.
Visit www.CarrieDiazArt.com to view more of Carrie’s work.
The time to be a tourist and collector in your own city is now. I look forward to seeing you at this upcoming event.