Opening Reception: Bright Beginnings: New Works by Diane Deshong Cannon
The Downtown Art Gallery greets the New Year with it’s first exhibit of 2023, Bright Beginnings: New Works by Diane Deshong Cannon.
An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the gallery, located at 335 S. Washington Avenue in downtown Titusville. In addition to showing her paintings, Diane will present a watercolor demonstration.
Diane is a fifth generation Floridian who has been painting for 40 years. She excels in her free use of the watercolor medium. She rarely sketches out her subjects, instead she simply puts brush to paper in her unique, recognizable style.
Diane finds inspiration in her garden and creates paintings of flowers, landscapes and “skinny palms”. Her whimsical side finds her depicting bicycles with flower filled baskets. All are done in a free, semi abstract style filled with color and light.
Since retiring Diane has traveled extensively with her husband and those exotic locations sometimes show up in her paintings. She stays busy working with the Downtown Art Gallery and the North Brevard Art League, where she is past-president and workshop chairman. Diane loves teaching and passing on the craft of watercolor painting.
The reception on the evening of January 20th is a free event. It’s a chance to meet the artist, enjoy a variety of wines and hors d’ oeuvres, and explore the Gallery’s five uniquely beautiful showrooms filled with local art. The exhibit runs from January 16 to February 11 and can be viewed Monday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm. For more information call 321-268-0122 or follow the Downtown Art Gallery on Facebook..