Gallery & Studio News


Diane Keske Talmadge Through the Years

Show runs from Saturday, November 29th through Saturday, December 27th

Diane K Talmadge has been painting and exhibiting her oils, pastels, and acrylics for many years. A representational artist, Diane has the ability to capture the excitement as well as the softness of the subject when working from life or from photographic references.

Diane began her formal training with Jack Richard in her native Cuyahoga Falls, then continuing at Ohio State University, then with Christopher Clark and Marilyn Bendell in Florida, and portraiture with Daniel Greene in Rockport, Mass, and owned her own portrait studio/gallery in Florida prior to returning to Ohio in 2004.

Diane is a member of Akron Society of Artists, Women's Art League of Akron, Medina County Art League and the Portrait Society of America. She teaches drawing and painting at Peninsula Art Academy and Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and her portraits and paintings now hang in public buildings and private collections throughout the country.

“I have been drawing and painting for most of my life, now in it's seventh decade, and teaching for the past several years. What inspires me to create is what I find visually pleasing and interesting in the world around me a beautiful fall day, shadows dancing on the snow, the sun streaming in through a window onto shapes on a table, bright colored flowers, a tranquil farm scene, mountains in late afternoon, a still life arrangement of collected objects, the exciting way that light can transform an ordinary object into exciting patterns, the innocence of a child's expression these are the subjects I attempt to capture and share hopefully bringing a bit of joy and color into the lives of others. My favorite medium is traditional oils and my favorite subject is a portrait. I find painting to be a constantly exciting, satisfying and happy learning experience, which I pray will continue for yet another few decades!”

View more of her works under the “Now Showing!” tab on our Photo Gallery page
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In general, the Gallery will be open for public events, such as the Akron Artwalks on First Saturdays of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Gallery times will be marked on the ASA Calendar. It can also be visited during our studio sessions and at other times upon request.

ASA Studio News

Friday and Monday working sessions end on December 12th and 15th respectively. Studio programming will resume January 8, 2015.