May 2, 2016
Sno-Isle Library at Freeland is pleased to present the work of Diane Newell Tompkinson, their featured artist for May.
A native of Seattle, Diane grew up on the bluffs of Puget Sound and spent a lot of time in the woods and at the beach,camping, boating, fishing, crabbing, clamming and birdwatching. Consequently, frequent topics of her work are birds of the forest and shore, as well as saltwater creatures. Birds of prey and their nemesis, the crow family, figure prominently in her work.
Although she works in mixed media, it is primarily through printmaking that she is able to enjoy her love of drawing, painting and carving. As a second-generation woodcarver, she often leaves purposeful carving marks in her linocut prints. Monotype prints bridge the world of painting and printmaking. Botanical materials are often used with handmade papers in the creation of many prints. Topics range from representational to the abstract.