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Art & Life with Dr. Diane M Kline

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Diane M Kline.

Dr. Diane Kline has painted all her life. Encouraged by a family of artists including her mother and Grandfather her art transcends style and comes to life in beautiful and unique expressions of her mood at the time her brush meets the canvas. Gathering inspiration from watching a sunset, collecting recycled items or looking at a pair of sneakers in cool green, blue and white, her work invites the viewer to experience life and the environment to its fullest.

With work on display from Los Angeles to New York, her work was juried into the prestigious Agora Gallery, New York City in February and July 2013-14, and the Palm Springs Art Museum, 2011. Twenty of her works were on display at Art in Public Places, the Cello Bistro on Date Palm, Cathedral City, CA, and Desert Sage Gallery, Palm Springs, CA.

Committed to giving back to the community, Diane currently serves on the Artist Council, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Palm Springs Women in Film and Television. Diane has been a juror for the well-known Southwest Art Festival for several years. When she is not working in her Studio, she enjoys listening to jazz, going to the theater and gardening. Her works include acrylic paint on canvas, abstract art, mixed media, and photography.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
An unusually wide variety of colors and textures can be seen in Diane’s paintings. “I want people to feel an emotional response, be drawn into the panting by the movement of color and design.” The feeling of motion
in her images comes from her dynamic sense of composition and the palpable energy with which she places paint on the canvas. Paint may be dripped, swirled or applied with broad brushstrokes. That energy is tempered by a fine sense of control. The movement of a drip of paint across the canvas in one image will be as precisely executed as a meticulously rendered dragon snaking through another.

Kline’s color sense is as distinct as her designs. Working with a palette that runs from whites and subdued earth tones to metallic shades, She balances shades off of one another with the kind of control that is evidenced in her compositions. She also mixes textures, using a range of materials, from acrylics to metallic paints and from recycled rocks to paper, sometimes achieving a near three-dimensional effect through the layering of those materials. The result of all the contrasts is a surprisingly harmonious one that fully achieves Kline’s goal of inviting the viewer in. The artist lives and works in Palm Desert, CA: her website is Permission from the Agora Gallery, NYC: “Dr. Diane M. Kline,” Art is Spectrum, Vol. 28, p15.

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
Art is dependent on available money, interest, and history to succeed in today’s divided world. Conditions have been difficult in the last couple of years compared to earlier years. Word of mouth has helped to serve clients in the surrounding areas.

Featuring artists in magazines and offering artists the chance to advertise allows the possibility for more sales for artists. Many times individuals who are purchasing homes, redecorating existing environs have no idea that local artists are available to help them make their homes more comfortable and chic.

Another interesting fact is that sometimes it is easier for artwork to be juried into venues in NYC, Milan, Floria, etc. by being visible on various networking services. One step that is difficult for an artist is that the out of state shipping costs is expensive. However, incurring the expense of shipping artwork to NYC, and the show at the Agora Gallery generated many leads across the United States and overseas. In one’s own hometown it’s sometimes difficult to get a show.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Dr. Diane Kline’s new website is On the website, there is a page for the patron/client to submit an inquiry on any artwork, whether original, Giclee, or print. Kline is working on several paintings related to images from her visit to New York City which will be Acrylic on Canvas.

Diane is also being mentored by Stephen Baumbach to produce a viewing of her original photography which will be displayed at Stephen Baumbaugh’s Studio in Palm Springs, CA in 2019. Recently, Kline was published in the Northern Lights Publication, and Acrylic works 5, The Best of Acrylic Painting, Abstract Painting, 24 Karat Gold, page 99.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 148 Courtside Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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  • Phone: 760.346.2536
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Image Credit:
Agora Gallery, 530 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001c
Coachella Valley Arts Center, Indio, CA
Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, Broken Glass Awards, Palm Springs, CA
Cambria Art Show, Palm Desert, CA
Artist Council, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

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