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A Look into the Artist by Roberta Nielsen.................
Dianna Ponting nee Diane Lloynd
- Dianna Ponting is an international artist and pastel instructor with students and patrons sprinkled throughout the world.
It was her first love of Canadiana that resulted in an exciting invitation to display her works for the Queen and visiting heads of state during the 1987 Commonwealth Conference.
This fondness for our heritage is evident in the stirring paintings she shares with all of us. In an image of a derelict automobile, children in a washtub or flowers in an antique vase one can sense her invitation to close our eyes, smile and remember when....
- Dianna was born, Diane Lloynd, sometime over 70 years ago in the small Alberta mining town of Coleman. Her earliest memories however, are of the fields, flowers, schools and friends in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
These childhood memories of life on the Canadian Prairies are interwoven with the present to inspire work that is timeless and renowned for the realism and detail used in expressing it. Creating via many different mediums, Dianna's use of light and shadow combined with her ability to create the illusion of texture results in a wonderfully distinctive style.