Diane Wilkinson’s work centers on big skies. The Harris Gallery in Houston notes that "The land or water is an abstract footnote to the paintings, overwhelmed by the size and scope of the skies." The daughter of an oilman, (and now married to one), Wilkinson has lived all over the world, but always under the same sky. "The clouds draw our attention into their dark centers," the Houston Gallery notes, "where raw power and energy is offset by whimsical wisps of sunlit vapor away from the stormy center." Wilkinson_fort_worden_1

The August, 2007, issue of Experience magazine will feature an article on Wilkinson and her work. (Top image is "Denver Wheatfield," oil on canvas, 48 x 60. Side image is a skyscape of Kinsey Beach at Fort Worden State Park.)