Diane Novetsky​
www.dianenovetsky.com​


My work explores the movement of organic forms. Flowing, intersecting, rhythmic and whimsical they can be anthropomorphic or biomorphic. I work on stretched, primed canvas. My painted surfaces are raked, poured, and brushed rather smoothly to achieve a highly tactile, yet atmospheric quality. Often the central figure of the canvas draws the eye in and pushes outward to the edges and corners of the canvas, creating a tension or movement that suggests boundless space. I use acrylic paint and pouring mediums to achieve my poured areas. Other layers may use textured mediums such a light molding paste or glass bead gel to break up the surface and reflect light and are applied with a knife. My process involves moving from the wall to a table or the floor as I alternate between poured or brushed layers. 

My abstract paintings are ripe with saturated, not quite earthly color, from acid greens to pink pearl iridescence. These paintings are not standard landscapes. I intend them to challenge (and reward) the viewer with a playful energy, mystery and joie de vivre that I feel demands expression in an age of constant change. I’m a Somerville, MA painter and a founding member of the Brickbottom Artists’ Association and Building. My work has been widely shown throughout the region including the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Galatea Fine Arts Gallery, Danforth Museum of Art, Tufts University Aidekman Gallery, Nave Gallery, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Brickbottom Artists’ Building and the Boston Convention Center.
 

Diane Novetsly
The Crit Lab Diane Novetsly
'Sorcerer’s Apprentice,' 2019, acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 inches

The Crit Lab Diane Novetsly
'Cat and Mouse,' 2018, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

The Crit Lab Diane Novetsly
'Samba,' 2018, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

The Crit Lab Diane Novetsly
'Flaming Valentine,' 2019, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches

The Crit Lab Diane Novetsly
'Flamenco Sketches,' 2019, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches