I am thrilled beyond words to see good friend and colleague Diane Davich-Craig (@dianedavichcraig) getting such a bright spotlight of attention and praise. She was recently featured on the popular show " Tennessee Crossroads. On the air since 1987, Tennessee Crossroads travels the highways and byways of Tennessee, highlighting the personalities, crafts, places, foods and events that make Tennessee special and its character unique.
About the artist:
Contemporary realist, Diane Davich-Craig lives with her husband and 3 dogs in Nashville, TN. Some of her favorite subjects to paint are neon signs, leather, reflective surfaces and humorous still life. Diane developed an interest in neon signs having grown up in a nearby small town and making family visits to Nashville and seeing the lights of the big city. Her other subjects reflect her need to explore texture, reflection and many times the patina of time worn character. Having things that are worn by time expresses that these items have been useful and loved and fits into the positive, colorful and uplifting messages that are present in her work.
Diane has studied in workshops at Ani Art Academy with Anthony Waichulis. She has also studied with Charles Brindley and Lisa Earnst. Prior to her life as a painter she enjoyed a career as a professional flutist in Nashville. Diane led and performed regularly with the Nashville Chamber Players for many events around the Nashville area. Some of their more famous clients to perform for were Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire and James Garner. Among some of her favorite jobs as a flutist have been working as principle flutist for Pavarotti on a television special, playing for Three Dog Night for a PBS special and playing Broadway touring company productions when they came to Nashville.
To see more of Diane’s work please visit: http://www.dianedavichcraig.com/dianegallery/