Diane Stavrum 

The art critic of the Fresno Bee, in Fresno Ca., Mr. Hale, recognized  Diane's gifted ability creating compositions of movement with an exceptional ability. He said "she painted like a man." That was in 1980s, still a bit chavanistic but just the same given as a high compliment.   It was said, Diane's  work expresses a kind of intangible depth, as displayed  with her exceptional draftsmanship, which brings lasting enjoyment and appreciation of her paintings. 


The Madera City paper featured a full sheet article with pictures of Diane's paintings in 1983 recounting her success in nine national and regional watercolor juried exhibitions. 

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