Diane Abt
Oakland, California

Diane Abt incorporates her study of Asian calligraphy into her artworks, whether in sparse black-and-white works or more complex, dream-like compositions. She currently lives in California and had a 35-year career in journalism before transforming her life-long hobby of art-making into her second career. She takes inspiration from artists like Paul Klee, Robert Motherwell, and Francisco Goya. Fun fact: she lived and worked in Japan for more than seven years.

Artist and Customer Comments

S Day 5/24/2014 | 10:41 AM

I bought Sexual Healing and Gotham. Both are very interesting and look very professional. Diane's work is multi-layered. You won't get bored with it. Her frame work is precise. The woman is fascinating.

Diane Abt 3/22/2013 | 11:27 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome and kind words about my artwork. I'm thrilled to have my artwork up on UGallery's digital walls.

UGallery 3/21/2013 | 8:20 PM

Hi Diane! Welcome to UGallery. We featured you on our blog as a new artist. You can read the post here:

Exile: Afrique

Mixed media artwork on paper
Signed on front and back

30" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 4 oz.


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This piece was made by combining oil monotyping, sumi ink, oil pastel, graphite, and collaged elements on BFK Rives paper. The paper has two deckled edges. The Exile series explores the consequences of being uprooted from one’s place, one’s home, one’s culture. I’ve tried to reveal both the agony which human beings suffer, and the renewal they often discover when they choose, or are forced, to leave their place.

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