Artist Bio - Diane Yousouf
About the Artist - Diane Yousouf
I am a Sydney based Contemporary Landscape artist working in oils, acrylics, soft pastels and watercolour.
I love the colours of the Australia terrain. The dramatic bushland and vibrant seascapes attract me and I always try to capture that distinctively intense Australian light.
My works are held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.
Exhibitions and Awards:
Capture Fairfield Visual Arts and Photography Exhibition 2021
Capture Fairfield Visual Arts and Photography Exhibition 2020
Gallery ONE88, Katoomba
Solo Exhibition: Bankstown Art Center Incubate Gallery
Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney :
Bankstown Art Society Exhibitions:
Parramatta Art Society Exhibitions :
Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize :
Sydney Royal Easter Show Art Prize:
Drummoyne Art Show:
Diane Yousouf Acrylic Art Demonstrations:
Diane Yousouf Pen and Wash Demonstration:
Biography: Studied in Sydney – Acrylics - Oils - Pastels – Tutor LINDA SIMONIS , Drawing with Tutor RICHARD PORTER
I love the work of the Impressionists, in particular Claude Monet and Renoir. I am also a fan of the PreRaphealites such as William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
Several years ago I did a wonderful week of watercolour workshops with Joe Cartwright. In these classes he covered the basics of watercolour washes and glazes with a variety of subject matter. A great foundation for working in watercolour. Recently I am excited to do some watercolours following the methods of Jean Haines and Marion Chapman. I like to use vibrant colours and let them blend unevenly on the paper.
Plein air painting is a great way to develop techniques for capturing a scene or sketching people and buildings. For many years I have been painting and sketching on location. It is great to go out painting with others and local art societies arrange monthly outdoor painting sessions which I have frequently attended.
My Artshow Awards