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Diane Macfarlane

Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Watercolor


1369 7th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95818
2023 Open Studio:

About Diane Macfarlane

Diane Macfarlane’s talent was first noticed as a child in Chicago, where she studied at the Art Institute and sold her first painting at age 11. Her unlikely dream was to move west and work for wildlife and environmental conservation. 

Diane’s successful career as a wildlife biologist remains a strong artistic influence.  She has served on the Board of Directors for several art organizations and won awards in art and photography across three states.

Unifying themes of nature and indigenous cultures anchor Diane’s growth from realism to expressionist and abstract art in acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, watercolor, ceramics and photography.  She favors color palettes that reflect the joy, brilliance and texture of her beloved western landscapes.


Artistic experimentation is Diane’s joy, incorporating expressive textures, innovative materials and techniques. As she often says, “Who knows where my art will take me next?  I guarantee I’ll enjoy the journey!”     

Dianne is also participating on Weekend 2 at The MACC. See Diane's weekend two profile.

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