The artist hiking in Loën in Norway
The artist at work in her studio
As a self-taught artist, and working full time at her art since 2016, Diane Houde considers herself a human being who evolves in life as she improves her art.
She enjoys using the mediums of oil or acrylic, and at times, will use both in her artwork. Diane is constantly searching for excellence in color and artistic expression.
She is passionate about huge canvasses as they allow her all the space and freedom she needs. Her subjects are diversified, but are born mostly from a need to expose her personal values and spiritual ideals.
From her point of view, color holds this amazing capacity to create worlds of depth and light.
“It is by the personal search of the accurate colour and the true worth of unique atmospheres and scenes, that environments are created for others to contemplate and connect emotionally. Often enough the space of light or shade between colours will bring balance to the whole scene.” diane houde
Diane Houde is member of the Cercle des Artistes-peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, member of ARTTRAM and member of the Artistes des Lacs du Québec collective.
In September 2019, during the 51st International exhibit and prestigious contest, in collaboration between CAPSQ – France, held at the Abbaye de Fontedouce in Charente-Maritime, Diane Houde was awarded the gold medal for originality, and the aesthetic and technical values of her artwork The Inevitable Changes 6 , part of the collection Dévoilement/Unveiling.
On April 20, 2019, during the International Gala for Visual Arts, Light and Sound, and 34th Annual Contest, Diane was honoured with the bronze medal for her distinctive style, with special mention for originality. The Cercle des Artistes-peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec." recognized the technical and aesthetic value of her painting " Art in the heart of the community" from the Aboriginal Influence collection.
Ongoing & upcoming events
Exhibit of the Passions vive collection at the Chamber of Commerce, 380 Rue saint-Antoine West, Montreal , from 20 August to 20 February 2020.
Exhibit of the Aboriginal Influence collection at the Congressional Center of Montreal, (Palais des Congrès) 1001, Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, Montreal. 15 October 2019 - 15 April 2020.
International exhibit of the CAPSQ at the spectacular La Madeleine church , in Paris, France. Summer 2020.
Arts 2021, in Cannes, France, 2-9 July 2021