Discover the Artist: Diane Clapp Bartz
Diane Clapp Bartz is an accomplished artist who has found personal satisfaction and widespread recognition through her emotive, imaginative artwork, characterized by its masterful fusion of colors. Her diverse range of subjects, including tranquil landscapes, expressive abstracts, and awe-inspiring waterfalls, offers her artistic liberation and presents admirers with a remarkable collection of pieces.
Recently, newspaper columnist Verne Palmer described her work as ranging from breathtaking depictions of Yosemite's Bridal Veil Falls to bold, vibrant abstracts and pristine winter scenes to a New York skyline obscured by bare tree branches. Each painting bearing the unique Bartz signature embodies a soothing and evocative sense of beauty reflecting nature's essence. Diane strives to create peaceful and calming atmospheres in her artwork.
Diane believes that her paintings respond to people's innate desire for beauty and connection to nature, while also eliciting an emotional reaction and raising their consciousness. Her art's patrons appreciate the emotional depth and immersive experience her paintings offer. They are particularly impressed by her seasonal approach and skillful blending of colors, which evoke powerful emotions akin to witnessing the scene firsthand.
Drawing inspiration from personal experiences and travels, Diane captures nature's subtle intricacies in her artwork. Instead of replicating a scene, she conveys the emotions and feelings it evokes, utilizing thumbnail sketches and photographs for architectural reference.
Beyond her passion for nature, Diane's work reflects her compassion for others. She has generously donated to charities supporting children with deformities or abuse, the homeless, educational foundations, and local churches. Her charitable endeavors have led her to meet First Lady Barbara Bush, Cher, and Dick Clark in support of the International Craniofacial Foundation and affected children.
As a member of an artistically gifted family, Diane began painting earnestly at the age of 12. Born in New Orleans and raised in the vibrant desert landscape of southwest Texas and the high mountains of New Mexico, she has traveled and lived in various regions, providing a vast array of subjects and inspirations. Currently, Diane resides and creates in her home-based studio in Southern California's Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Diane Clapp Bartz continues to develop her talent and gain acclaim in a world increasingly appreciative of art that allows for momentary escapes and reflections on serene beauty.
Collector Highlights (partial list):
Bank of America
Radio City Music Hall
AT & T
Beverly Hills Savings & Loan
The Daily Breeze
The Peninsula News
The Highland Park Profile
Art Business News
Art & Antiques
Who's Who Among Young American Professionals
Artist's of Southern California
Park Cities People - Society Pages
Bartz Studios: limited editions, lithographs, and serigraphs
Pictura Graphia - Sweden: greeting cards, open editions
Dimensions: needlework designs
Portal Publications: posters
Quality Artworks: bookmarks
Children's Cancer Society
International Craniofacial Foundation
Help the Homeless Help Themselves
Lighthouse Preservation Society
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Children's Memorial Hospital
Peninsula Education Foundation
Spastic Children's Foundation
St. John Fischer Church
Rolling Hills Covenant Church
The Wellness Community
Dick Clark's Rock Ball for facially deformed kids
Bartz Studios Online Shopping:
All orders are shipped within 2-3 days F.O.B. Palos Verdes, California.
Flat - (unframed artwork) is securely packaged in a heavy-duty 5", 6", or 8" tube. Packing and shipping in the continental United States costs $200.00.
Shipping charges for other locations and framed pieces are quoted on a per-piece basis.
International orders are gladly accepted.
Your satisfaction with your new art is our priority. For prints, notify us of any damage or returns within 5 days of receipt. For original pieces, we allow a 2-week return window.
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About the Printing Process:
Offset Lithograph - All pieces are printed on a two-color press on uncoated rag archival paper. The artist is involved in every stage of the printing process, and each piece is registered and numbered with the studio.
Serigraph - Our hand-pulled serigraphs are printed on Coventry paper using the highest quality eco-friendly inks available.
Giclee - Our hand-enhanced Giclees are printed on watercolor paper using the best quality environmentally friendly inks available.